Wednesday, 8 December 2010



1. A large number of persons gathered together; a throng.
2. The common people; the populace.
3. A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation.
4. A group of people attending a public function; an audience.
5. A large number of things positioned or considered together.
–verb int.
6. To congregate in a restricted area; throng.
7. To advance by pressing or shoving.
–verb trans.
8. To force by or as if by pressing or shoving.
9. To draw or stand near to: The batter crowded the plate.
10. To press, cram, or force tightly together: crowded the clothes into the closet.
11. To fill or occupy to overflowing: Books crowded the shelves.
12. Informal To put pressure on, as to pay a debt.
13. An ancient Celtic stringed instrument that was bowed or plucked. Also called crwth.
15. Chiefly British A fiddle.

Gather about,
Bear with me as I draw the crowd
Keeping it tense
The old bow quivering with effort
Ready for music.

Background picture courtesy of Angela Anderson-Cobb

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