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A bunch of scarecrows in a rice paddy in Japan. A scarecrow is a decoy or mannequin in the shape of a human. It is usually dressed in old .... "Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles". 6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


The Egyptians used the first scarecrows in recorded history to use to protect wheat fields along the Nile River from flocks of quail. Egyptian farmers installed ...



May 28, 2014 ... From medieval roots to modern-day anachronism, the secret history of an effigy.


Oct 7, 2013 ... Fall scarecrows and other scarecrows have been used worldwide for more than 3000 years to scare away crows and other birds from crops.


Humans have used scarecrows around the world for over 3000 years; the first historically recorded use of scarecrows was by the Egyptians to protect their wheat ...


Jul 3, 2011 ... Scarecrows have been in our history for centuries. The first finding about scarecrows were back in the 1500's and even back to the ancient ...


What is it about effigies, such as scarecrows, that provide such a sense of security against natural and supernatural threats to a community? Does it come from ...


Nov 7, 2008 ... Herein are tidbits of scarecrow history, humor, and ideas to create your ... In history, scarecrows were made and used along the Nile River to ...


His ragged figure has been recorded in rural history for centuries. His image has proved irresistible to writers from William Shakespeare to Walter de la Mare as ...