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Crown

the monarch.

CROWN. A covering for the head, commonly used by kings; figuratively, it signifies royal authority. By pleas of the crown, are understood criminal actions.

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Clinical examination shows the tooth was crownless, with a big periapical lesion involved the periradicular also with initial root resorption in palatal root.
It would help to keep eyes on those crownless kings who look busy but do nothing.
As he says, "I am Strider and Dunadan too." Even Bilbo's rhyme is a sort of riddling list of titles which all refer to the same person; he is the gold that does not glitter, the wanderer who is not lost, the crownless king (I.x.167 and II.ii.241).
Beat, beat the crownless head: Rend the cheek till the tears run red!
He describes the Sauk warrior as "crownless, powerless" but "every inch a king" (line l00), and he ends his poem in a gesture of patronizing peace:
As Mary reflects on the roles of Jesus in the text-"worshipped One," "kingly One," "crownless One" "A God" "A child" she also ponders her own motherhood and her humanity.
Thou, thy race lie pale and low, Pierced by shafts of many a bow; And the falchion [broad sword] by thy side, To thy heart, thy hand shall guide: Crownless, breathless, headless fall, Son and sire, the house of Saul!"
Percy Shelley's more clear-eyed description of Ali Pasha as: 'A crownless metaphor of empire' (Hellas: A Lyrical Drama, l.