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emblematic representation of the quarter moon. The crescent and star, ancient Byzantine symbols that became the emblems of Constantinople, were also assumed as the standard of the Ottoman Turks. The crescent surmounted by a cross indicates the origin of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The crescent appears on the flags of various present-day Muslim nations. The emblem is also used in blazonry.


Shape similar to the visible part of the moon in its first or last quarter; also the shape of a row of townhouse fronts constructed in the approximate shape of a circular or elliptical arc.


A building or series of buildings whose façades follow a concave arc of a circle or ellipse in plan.


1. the biconcave shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
2. Chiefly Brit a crescent-shaped street, often lined with houses of the same style
a. the emblem of Islam or Turkey
b. Islamic or Turkish power
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The Germans numbered sixty-seven great airships and they maintained the crescent formation at a height of nearly four thousand feet.
A heavy report recalled Bert's eyes to the zenith, and behold, the great crescent had lost its dressing and burst into a disorderly long cloud of airships
As he spoke they were all checked by an unusual sight; the big blue policeman came round the corner of the crescent, running.
As they reached the other end of the crescent he observed abruptly, "Stupid of me
Unconsciously they were walking with quickening steps down the long sweep of road on the other side of the high crescent, Father Brown leading briskly, though in silence.
Eventually, the Crescents steam locomotives were replaced by diesel engines in 1941.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Amtrak(R) Crescent, a long-distance train that travels daily between New York and New Orleans.
com's tee-time reservation system would be integrated into Crescents point-of-sale system and desktop tee-sheet application.
The following is a joint press release issued today by Crescent Financial Corporation and Centennial Bank:
Crescent State Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of Crescent Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CRFN), has announced that the organization has opened a full service banking office in a temporary branch facility located in Sanford, North Carolina, at the Spring Lane Galleria Shopping Center.
Crescent State Bank Now Subsidiary of Holding Company
a leading web portal and provider of the premier Internet-based, tee-time reservation system to the golf industry, has announced a multi-year agreement with Crescent Systems to integrate Book4golf.