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Top 10 Words with Bizarre Meanings

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Definition:

a person employed to scare off crows

About the Word:

Keeping the crows away was once enough of a task to merit its own occupation name; in the first act of Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio scoffed at the idea of Romeo and his buddies "scaring the ladies like a crowkeeper."

It was the technology of the scarecrow, presumably, that made the crowkeeper obsolete.

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