- The moon waxes from new to sickle, crescent, half-full and disk, and wanes back again as the relative positions of sun and moon change.
- Another difference between the hemispheres, which is often overlooked, is the direction in which the crescents of the Waxing and Waning Moons point.
- Every month, the first crescent of the new moon is observed, defining the beginning of the new month, whilst each year Ramadan commences 11 days earlier.
- They take their name from one of the symbols of Islam, the crescent, and the fact that they are allying together or ‘combining.’
- And I mark that the crescent was Mohammed's emblem!
- The flag has a red star and crescent, symbolizing Islam, in a white circle in a red field.
- Let's be honest: For most travelers, Honolulu has always been about sunning and swimming along the languorous crescent of golden sand that is Waikiki.
- They couldn't see another sign of human life along the three-mile crescent.
- Put a generous dollop of beef into the centre of each circle and fold over to form a crescent.
- There were no streets, only avenues, crescents and closes.
- In the 1820s Bath, Bristol, Dublin, and Edinburgh, cities which had flourished in the eighteenth century, were all still raising classical squares, streets, and crescents.
- Townhouses line the streets, crescents, and squares - with some terraces descending quite steeply to the north.
- An orange or brown American butterfly with a silvery mark on the underside of the hind wing (genus Phyciodes, subfamily Melitaeinae, family Nymphalidae). A brownish European moth with a pale mark on the forewing (several species in the family Noctuidae, in particular Celaena leucostigma)..
- Now, 10 years later, the trees are growing strong, welcome news to the pearl crescent butterfly.
- We had rolls and butter, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, cabbage salad, and pastries that were shaped like crescent moons and stuffed with roast meat and apples.
- Each charm is an alternating crescent moon and star shape.
- It was a large oval surrounded by to crescent moon shapes.
- Example sentences
- The container here is similar in design to a crescentic bowl from the compound at Igbo Ukwu called Igbo Isaiah.
- The cusps of the middle row are crescentic, increase in size posteriorly, and are closely spaced from each other, sometimes joined nearly to the apices by crests.
- Others resembled SRCs, with rounded or crescentic peripheral nuclei.
The Romans referred to the thin curve of the waxing moon early in its cycle as luna crescens, ‘growing moon’. Crescens comes from Latin crescere ‘to grow’, the source of many English words such as the late 19th century curved croissant (the French form of crescent), accrue (Late Middle English), decrease (Late Middle English), and increase (Late Middle English). From being applied to the moon the word came to be applied to anything of that same shape. See also crew
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