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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cricket  \Crick"et\,  n.  [AS.  cricc,  crycc  crooked  staff,  crutch. 
  Perh.  first  used  in  sense  1,  a  stool  prob.  having  been  first 
  used  as  a  wicket.  See  {Crutch}.] 
  1.  A  low  stool. 
 
  2.  A  game  much  played  in  England,  and  sometimes  in  America, 
  with  a  ball,  bats,  and  wickets,  the  players  being  arranged 
  in  two  contesting  parties  or  sides. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  A  small  false  roof,  or  the  raising  of  a  portion  of 
  a  roof,  so  as  to  throw  off  water  from  behind  an  obstacle, 
  such  as  a  chimney. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cricket  \Crick"et\,  v.  i. 
  To  play  at  cricket.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cricket  \Crick"et\  (kr?k"?t),  n.  [OE.  criket,  OF  crequet, 
  criquet;  prob.  of  German  origin,  and  akin  to  E.  creak;  cf  D. 
  kriek  a  cricket.  See  {Creak}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  orthopterous  insect  of  the  genus  {Gryllus},  and  allied 
  genera.  The  males  make  chirping,  musical  notes  by  rubbing 
  together  the  basal  parts  of  the  veins  of  the  front  wings. 
 
  Note:  The  common  European  cricket  is  {Gryllus  domesticus}; 
  the  common  large  black  crickets  of  America  are  {G. 
  niger},  {G.  neglectus},  and  others 
 
  {Balm  cricket}.  See  under  {Balm}. 
 
  {Cricket  bird},  a  small  European  bird  ({Silvia  locustella}); 
  --  called  also  {grasshopper  warbler}. 
 
  {Cricket  frog},  a  small  American  tree  frog  ({Acris  gryllus}); 
  --  so  called  from  its  chirping. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cricket 
  n  1:  leaping  insect;  male  makes  chirping  noises  by  rubbing  the 
  forewings  together 
  2:  a  game  played  with  a  ball  and  bat  by  two  teams  of  11 
  players;  teams  take  turns  trying  to  score  runs 
  v  :  play  cricket 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cricket,  NC  (CDP,  FIPS  15440) 
  Location:  36.16626  N,  81.19141  W 
  Population  (1990):  2015  (903  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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