Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Flay Craw


kerrdelune said...

"Flay craw" is a lovely old expression for a scarecrow, and one finds it used in "Moonwise" by Greer Gilman, a rare and magical novel for those who love words and etymology. It is also to be found in the works of Charles Dickens and in F.T. Dinsdale's splendid "Forgotten English".

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the explanation--I wondered what it meant and hadn't yet looked it up.
Sarah in Singapore