crows


crows
   Generally regarded as unlucky, and as *omens of death, especially if they croak persistently near a house, or fly low over its roof. Occasionally, the number of crows seen at once is important, as with *magpies; in Leeds in the 1860s it was said 'When one crow is seen, it is a sign of bad luck; two, of good luck; three, of death; and four, of a wedding' (Opie and Tatem, 1989: 111).

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