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 for Cricket
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cricket \Crick"et\ (kr?k"?t), n. [OE. criket, OF. crequet,
     criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D.
     kriek a cricket. See Creak.] (Zool.)
     An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied
     genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing
     together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
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     Note: The common European cricket is Gryllus domesticus;
           the common large black crickets of America are Gryllus
           niger, Gryllus neglectus, and others.
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     Balm cricket. See under Balm.
     Cricket+bird,+a+small+European+bird+({Silvia+locustella">Cricket bird, a small European bird ({Silvia locustella);
        -- called also grasshopper warbler.
     Cricket+frog,+a+small+American+tree+frog+({Acris+gryllus">Cricket frog, a small American tree frog ({Acris gryllus);
        -- so called from its chirping.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cricket \Crick"et\, n. [AS. cricc, crycc, crooked staff, crutch.
     Perh. first used in sense 1, a stool probably having been
     first used as a wicket. See Crutch.]
     1. A low stool.
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     2. A game much played in England, and sometimes in America,
        with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged
        in two contesting parties or sides.
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     3. (Arch.) A small false roof, or the raising of a portion of
        a roof, so as to throw off water from behind an obstacle,
        such as a chimney.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cricket \Crick"et\, v. i.
     To play at cricket. --Tennyson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the
           forewings together
      2: a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players;
         teams take turns trying to score runs
      v 1: play cricket

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "cricket":
     Klaxon, boiler factory, boiler room, bull-roarer, candor, catcall,
     cherry bomb, cicada, cicala, clack, clacker, clapper, cracker,
     dog-day cicada, fair play, fair shake, fair-mindedness, fairness,
     firecracker, good sportsmanship, grasshopper, hopper, hoppergrass,
     horn, locust, noisemaker, rattle, rattlebox, siren, snapper,
     sportsmanlikeness, sportsmanliness, sportsmanship, square deal,
     steam whistle, the fair thing, the handsome thing,
     the proper thing, ticktack, whistle, whizgig, whizzer

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Cricket, NC -- U.S. Census Designated Place in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    2053
     Housing Units (2000): 951
     Land area (2000):     3.989066 sq. miles (10.331632 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.989066 sq. miles (10.331632 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            15440
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             36.162968 N, 81.183077 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Cricket, NC

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