Pluck The Crow
Pluck The Crow FGN S NO412272 1 5m
Pluck the Crow 1775 Ainslie/Fife [the written ye]
Pluck the Crow 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Pluck the Crow 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Pluck the Crow Point 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Sc pluck + Sc the + Sc craw
This might have something to do with a dispute, as in the Sc expression ‘A hae a craw tae pluck wi you’ for ‘I have a bone to pick with you’. Alternatively it may refer to a certain ruthless acquisitiveness on the part of the inhabitants: to ‘play pluck at the craw’ is to play a game in which one player is pulled about by the others; however, it can also be used figuratively to mean to ‘take what one can get by any means to hand’ (CSD).
The above NGR is provided by Pluck the Crow on the 1855 map. The name survives in OS Pathf. Pluck The Crow Point at NO412272.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4