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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
base, caitiff, chicken, coward, dastard, dastardly, dunghill, dunghilly, funk, funker, gutless, lily-livered, poltroon, poltroonish, pusillanimous, quitter, recreant, spunkless, unmanly
Dictionary Results for craven:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
craven
    adj 1: lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful;
           "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to
           raise the white flag"; "this recreant knight"- Spenser
           [syn: craven, recreant]
    n 1: an abject coward [syn: poltroon, craven, recreant]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Craven \Cra"ven\ (kr?"v'n), a. [OE. cravant, cravaunde, OF.
   cravant? struck down, p. p. of cravanter, crevanter, to
   break, crush, strike down, fr. an assumed LL. crepantare, fr.
   L. crepans, p. pr. of crepare to break, crack, rattle. Cf.
   Crevice, Crepitate.]
   Cowardly; fainthearted; spiritless. "His craven heart."
   --Shak.
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         The poor craven bridegroom said never a word. --Sir. W.
                                                  Scott.
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         In craven fear of the sarcasm of Dorset. --Macaulay.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Craven \Cra"ven\, n. [Formerly written also cravant and
   cravent.]
   A recreant; a coward; a weak-hearted, spiritless fellow. See
   Recreant, n.
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         King Henry. Is it fit this soldier keep his oath?
         Fluellen. He is a craven and a villain else. --Shak.

   Syn: Coward; poltroon; dastard.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Craven \Cra"ven\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cravened (-v'nd); p. pr.
   & vb. n. Cravening.]
   To make recreant, weak, spiritless, or cowardly. [Obs.]
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         There is a prohibition so divine,
         That cravens my weak hand.               --Shak.
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5. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
CRAVEN. A word of obloquy, which in trials by battle, was pronounced by the 
vanquished; upon which judgment was rendered against him. 



6. U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000)
Craven -- U.S. County in North Carolina
   Population (2000):    91436
   Housing Units (2000): 38150
   Land area (2000):     708.426888 sq. miles (1834.817138 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    65.715334 sq. miles (170.201927 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    774.142222 sq. miles (2005.019065 sq. km)
   Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
   Location:             35.095872 N, 77.061834 W
   Headwords:
    Craven
    Craven, NC
    Craven County
    Craven County, NC


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