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The crop of a bird or insect.
- ‘Life, when it landed here, arrived only through powerful stamina or spectacular accident: a fern's spore drifting on the trade wind, a seed in the craw of a bird, the bird itself.’
stick in one's craw
dated‘it sticks in his craw that he, with his row of medals, must have me for a son-in-law’see stick
Late Middle English: from or related to Middle Dutch crāghe or Middle Low German krage ‘neck, throat’.
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