crock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v crock soil with or as with crock
    • v crock release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric
    • n crock an earthen jar (made of baked clay)
    • n crock nonsense; foolish talk "that's a crock"
    • n crock a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crock A low stool. "I . . . seated her upon a little crock ."
    • n Crock krŏk Any piece of crockery, especially of coarse earthenware; an earthen pot or pitcher. "Like foolish flies about an honey crock ."
    • n Crock krŏk The loose black particles collected from combustion, as on pots and kettles, or in a chimney; soot; smut; also, coloring matter which rubs off from cloth.
    • v. i Crock To give off crock or smut.
    • v. t Crock To lay up in a crock; as, to crock butter.
    • v. t Crock To soil by contact, as with soot, or with the coloring matter of badly dyed cloth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crock An earthen vessel; a pot or jar (properly earthen, but also sometimes of iron, brass, or other metal) used as a receptacle for meal, butter, milk, etc., or in cooking.
    • n crock A fragment of earthenware; a potsherd, such as is used to cover the hole in the bottom of a flower-pot.
    • crock To lay up in a crock: as, to crock butter.
    • n crock Soot, or the black matter collected from combustion on pots and kettles or in a chimney; smut in general, as from coloring matter in cloth.
    • crock To black with soot or other matter collected from combustion; by extension, to soil in any similar way, particularly by contact with imperfectly dyed cloth: as, to crock one's hands.
    • crock To give off crock, smut, or color: as, stockings warranted not to crock.
    • n crock A low seat; a stool.
    • n crock A little curl of hair; in the plural, the under hair on the neck.
    • n crock Same as crook, 7.
    • crock To decrease; decay.
    • n crock An old ewe.
    • n crock In cricket, a worthless player.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crock krok a pot or jar
    • n Crock krok dirt, smut
    • v.i Crock to dirty
    • n Crock krok an old ewe: an old horse.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. croc, croca, crog, croh,; akin to D. kruik, G. krug, Icel. krukka, Dan. krukke, Sw. kruka,; but cf. W. crwc, bucket, pail, crochan, pot, cregen, earthen vessel, jar. Cf. Cruet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cf. Norw. and Sw. krake, a poor beast.

Usage

In literature:

It is generally placed on the ground over a fire, and supports crocks, frying-pans, boilers, or anything that may be used.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
There were two or three soldiers, as usual, helping Toinette with her crocks at the well.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
Sounded like a milk-crock.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
Huge puddings and deep crocks of stewed fruit were prepared.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
You're just the ordinary, respectable, out-of-elbows crock that peoples that island over yonder.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
Mr McQueen had found room, too, for some crocks of butter, and several dozen eggs carefully packed in straw.
"The Irish Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Instead of ringing he hurled the crock against the outside door of the flat, so that it smashed to atoms with a noise like thunder.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Put the brine when cold into a clean, roomy vessel, a keg or barrel, else a big stone crock.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
It's a natural law, and there's no use crocking your knees on it.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
So a new plan was adopted, and tin pans were put upside down over the crocks to keep the nightly visitor out.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
See his little straw kennel made like a tent, with a crock of water in it.
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various
Then the table with the three crocks was brought into the middle of the room.
"Harper's Young People, October 26, 1880" by Various
She gave us a crock of butter and some jam.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
Plenty to drink, too, for I just brought in a crock of fresh water to cool my eggs in.
"Jessica, the Heiress" by Evelyn Raymond
He has grown very rich, as he possesses all the treasure-crocks buried in war-time.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
Mixing bowls and stone crocks can be used for holding the fruit juice and pared fruit.
"Canned Fruit, Preserves, and Jellies: Household Methods of Preparation" by Maria Parloa
You will find them in that stone crock on the first shelf in the pantry, right behind the door.
"The Camerons of Highboro" by Beth B. Gilchrist
She was scalding milk crocks and pans, her face was red from the steam.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Or dey dig out de place so de crock be down in de wet dirt.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
She was carrying a large crock.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
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In poetry:

We milk her into great white pails
And crocks of cottage blue,
And her leavings run all over the yard —
Yet our milking is never through!
"Cushy Cow" by Laura Benet
"How!" " At the crock-shop you're well sped--
Send Tommy supperless to bed.
Then at the wash-tub, or the cock,
You'll quickly reinstate the frock."
"Reconciliation" by William Hutton
We'll take a look at the country stock
And drink some milk from a dairy crock;
Look at the pigs and admire the chickens,
And try to forget it's hot as the dickens.
"The County Fair" by Edwin Carty Ranck
I was turned to grass for a year or so;
Then dragged to an auction sale;
And a country sport gave me a go;
But how could I hope but fail?
"A crock," said he. And I here began
To learn of the ways of cruel man.
"The Cab Horses' Story" by C J Dennis
'Twas my dear, old master of ninety-nine,
And I waited, fair surprised.
But ne'er by a look and ne'er by sign
Did he show he recognised.
Then I heard his words ('twas my last hard knock):
"Why don't you pole-axe the poor old crock?"
"The Cab Horses' Story" by C J Dennis
IT'S nobbut cock-leet, Sweetheart! Hast come by Yorla Moor?
Whya, Lad! thoo mun be famished! I' Muther's cheeany crock
Are spice-loaves an' fat-rascals! Dost hear my Father snore? ...
Hark! Half-past four a-soundin' fra' Yorla tower clock!
"Cock-Leet" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe

In news:

I grow six herbs, five of them in large crocks.
The hardest part of making sauerkraut so far has been finding a crock to let it ferment in.
I found expensive crocks online.
I found utensil crocks from China at a nearby kitchen store.
(Don't miss these 7 tricks for better slow- cooking in your crock pot.).
Fall Crock -Pot Recipe Ideas: As Seen On NBC15 News at 4:00 pm Fall is a perfect time to dust off the crock -pot and make healthy recipes for your family.
Hot, creamy Alfredo - courtesy of my crock -pot.
I love my crock -pot.
The former Cowboys coach and current FOX NFL analyst said on "The Dan Patrick Show" that Dallas owner Jerry Jones' claims that he has always been the general manager of the team is "completely a bunch of crock .
Crock pot cooking tips.
What's in YOUR Crock -Pot.
Are you a Crock -Star.
They call themselves "The Crockin' Girls" and they have produced a mouthwatering cookbook, "Slow Cookin' Companion" (Five Star Institute, $32.95 hardcover), full of great dishes that can be prepared in a Crock -Pot.
'The Polls are a Crock '.
One of the best time saving tools for any busy family is a crock pot.
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