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Crescents (Shapes)

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    • Crescent moons (Shapes)
    • Crescent motif
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    • found: Ferg, Alan. Cross-and-crescent motifs among the Western Apache, c1998(Examines several different facets of the history and use of the cross-and-crescent motifs among the Western Apache, including a description of Western Apache artifacts exhibiting the motif)
    • found: Work cat: Smith, Mavis. Crescents, 1991(Simple text and cut-out illustrations present a variety of things that have a crescent shape)
    • found: Alberini, Elena Schenone. Libyan jewellery: a journey through symbols. The crescent moon, 1998.
    • found: Tanner, Clara Lee. The naja, c1981(Traces the development of the naja which has the shape of a crescent and used in Indian Southwestern jewelry and ornamentation)
    • found: Sakisian, Arménag. Le croissant comme emblème national et religieux en Turquie, 1941(discusses the crescent (croissant) in Turkish emblems)
    • found: AAT Online, Jan. 23, 2016(preferred: crescents (motifs); non-preferred: crescent (motif); crescent moons (motif); moons, crescent (motif); note: motifs consisting of a curved segment of a circle, often suggesting a crescent moon)
    • found: Webster's new collegiate dictionary, c1973:p. 268 (crescent; noun; b. the figure of the moon at such a stage defined by a convex and a concave edge; 2. something shaped like a crescent)
    • found: Wikipedia, Jan. 23, 2016(Crescent; In art and symbolism, a crescent is generally the shape produced when a circular disk has a segment of another circle removed from its edge, so that what remains is a shape enclosed by two circular arcs of different diameters which intersect at two points (usually in such a manner that the enclosed shape does not include the center of the original circle))
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    • 2016-07-13: revised
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