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crescent,

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.

Crescent

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.

crescent

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

crescent

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
3. 
a. the emblem of Islam or Turkey
b. Islamic or Turkish power
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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.
Loan applications are originated at the auto dealer through MOSES, which electronically transmits loan data to Crescent Bank.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Bank, said, "The acquisition of the Woodstock branch continues our growth in Cherokee County.
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I am pleased to announce the expansion of Crescent State Bank to Raleigh," said Carlton.
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Crescent Resources is a new resource exploration and development company with a defined growth strategy of adding value through discovery and rapid project advancement through exploration.
Crescent plans to immediately begin re-marketing all space not currently subleased.
Crescent personnel will be required to live in the area of operation overseas.
Crescent and Hines recently acquired a land parcel in the John Wayne submarket of Orange County, the same submarket as Crescent's Dupont Centre.