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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Thought this was interesting. I always wondered where the phrase came from. What about the expression eating crow, meaning accepting what one had fought against? As one tale has it, that phrase has its origin in a wartime hunting exchange ...

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Old 10-20-2003, 05:43 PM   #21
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Can someone grab me some utensils so I can eat my crow?

Thought this was interesting. I always wondered where the phrase came from.

What about the expression eating crow, meaning accepting what one had fought against? As one tale has it, that phrase has its origin in a wartime hunting exchange between a trespassing local hunter and an enemy army officer. Supposedly, the local man shot a crow on enemy lands. The soldier first tricked the hunter into handing over his weapon, then forced him at gunpoint to take a bite of his own crow to teach him a lesson.
http://www.m-w.com/wftw/01jan/010901.htm

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