from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a white crest, as a bird or other animal: as, the white-crested turakoo (see turakoo); the great white-crested cockatoo, Cacatua cristata; the white-crested black Polish fowl; the white-crested spiny rat (see Loncheres).


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  • I was proud to note, though, that Lovey is the same kind of chicken that Brett owns: white-crested black Polish.

    Jan Brett's Weekend House

  • Always, to starboard or to port, at the bow or over the stern, when he stood up resting his fore-feet on the six-inch rail and gazing, he saw only the ocean, broken-faced and turbulent, yet orderly marching its white-crested seas before the drive of the trade.


  • He began to pace the length of the ship, hands clasped behind his back, the wind whipping his hair as he locked gazes with the white-crested sea and wrestled with his thoughts.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • She saw something leaping out over the white-crested caps, making tiny little arcs, over and over again.

    Beacon Street Girls: Ready! Set! Hawaii!

  • Below lay the Grizzly Creek and Knife Creek valleys, bounded by mountains that made a white-crested, jagged horizon, range upon range, some greened by dense pines, some blackened by the vast forest fires that had burned through the Absarokas only weeks earlier, but altogether a landscape that looked as wild and pristine as when the Crow and the Blackfeet and the mountain men had hunted and trapped there.

    Phil Caputo: Old Age and Elk Hunting in the Rocky Mountains

  • The doors at the far end of the megaron opened, and six Royal Eagles entered, clad in armor of bronze and silver, with white cloaks and white-crested helms.

    Shield of Thunder

  • A Royal Eagle in bright armor with a white-crested helmet opened the side door to the palace gardens, and Helikaon stepped out into the sunlight.

    Lord of the Silver Bow

  • In fact, he rarely carried a weapon when in Kypros, although she had seen the three bronze swords, the white-crested helmet, the breastplate, and the greaves he wore in battle.

    Lord of the Silver Bow

  • Moonlight shimmered on their bronze breastplates and white-crested helmets, on their embossed wrist guards and greaves, and on the hilts of the short swords scabbarded at their waists.

    Lord of the Silver Bow

  • The menagerie now comprised five monkeys, two macaws, twenty parrots and parakeets of twelve different species, five small birds, a white-crested Brazilian pheasant, and a toucan.

    The Song of The Dodo


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