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crescent British & World English

The curved sickle shape of the waxing or waning moon

crescent English Thesaurus

the bay was a small pebbled crescent backed by smooth boulders

the Crescent in crescent British & World English

The political power of Islam or of the Ottoman Empire

Red Crescent British & World English

A national branch in Muslim countries of the International Movement of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent

crescent wrench British & World English

An adjustable spanner designed to grip hexagonal nuts, with an adjusting screw fitted in the crescent-shaped head of the spanner

Fertile Crescent British & World English

A crescent-shaped area of fertile land in the Middle East extending from the eastern Mediterranean coast through the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers to the Persian Gulf. It was the centre of the Neolithic development of agriculture (from 7000 bc), and the cradle of the Assyrian, Sumerian, and Babylonian civilizations


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