crocket

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crocket an architectural ornament of curved foliage used at the edge of a spire or gable
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crocket A croche, or knob, on the top of a stag's antler. "The antlers and the crockets ."
    • Crocket (Arch) An ornament often resembling curved and bent foliage, projecting from the sloping edge of a gable, spire, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crocket A large roll or lock of hair, characteristic of a manner of dressing the hair common in the fourteenth century. It consisted of a stiff roll, probably made over a piece of stuff, like the “rats” worn by women during the nineteenth century.
    • n crocket One of the terminal snags on a stag's horn.
    • n crocket In medieval architecture, a pointed decoration, an ornament most frequently treated as recurved foliage, placed on the angles of the inclined sides of pinnacles, canopies, gables, and other members, and on the outer or convex part of the curve of a pastoral staff or other decorative work. Sometimes crockets were carved in the forms of animals.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crocket krok′et (archit.) an ornament on the angles of spires, canopies, &c., like curled leaves or flowers.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. croquet, F. crochet, dim. of croc, hook. See Crook, and cf. Crotchet

Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Crocket's boy, though he was only about three feet high, was a miracle of skill and discretion.
"He Knew He Was Right" by Anthony Trollope
The parapet is pierced with quatrefoils and ornamented with crocketed pinnacles.
"Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys" by Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
The windows of the choir are elaborately decorated with a crocketed gable.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
At each of the four angles of the tower is an octagonal turret with crocketed spire.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury" by Gleeson White
Coming to the south transept, there is a large doorway below under a crocketed gable flanked by a tall pinnacle on either side.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
The gable and its portals are highly decorated with statues, niches, and crockets.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
But the crockets and finials have been in most instances destroyed.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
Crocket Cornice Crockets (Hereford Cathedral).
"Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them" by Sidney Heath
The crockets were like upright pillows swollen on one side.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Of all these features the most distinctive are its crockets and finials.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
There is a finely crocketed ogee west door and plain south porch.
"Edge Hill" by Edwin Walford
Rich crockets, finials, and pinnacles.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
Over these rises a crocketed finial, and the whole is surmounted by a cross.
"The Bristol Royal Mail" by R. C. Tombs
This again is surmounted by an elegant octagonal spire of the Later Decorated style, and crocketed at the angles.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert
The capitals of the prismatic pillars and the key-stones of the arches were adorned with escutcheons, fleur-de-lys, flowers and crockets.
"Rheims and the Battles for its Possession" by Various
In the Decorated period they are often enriched with panelling and crockets.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
Its columns support round arches that are surmounted in piers by crocketed gables, pierced and cusped.
"Cathedral Cities of Italy" by William Wiehe Collins
The spire of S. Mary's, Shrewsbury, is 220 feet high, and rises from an embattled tower, the four corners of which contain crocketed pinnacles.
"Ecclesiastical Curiosities" by Various
While there I visited the Almo building where poor Davy Crocket and his brave companions bit the dust.
"A Texas Cow Boy" by Chas. A. Siringo
Nothing is easier than to say that windows in which crocketed canopywork occurs are Gothic, and that those with arabesque are Renaissance.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

Crocket earns district time in 100 backstroke .
Crocket earns district time in 100 backstroke.
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