• WordNet 3.6
    • n croft a small farm worked by a crofter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Croft krŏft A small, inclosed field, adjoining a house; a small farm. "A few small crofts of stone-encumbered ground."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n croft A small piece of inclosed ground used for pasture, tillage, or other purposes; any small tract of land; a very small farm: applied especially to the small farms on the western coast and islands of Scotland.
    • croft To bleach (linen) after bucking or soaking in an alkaline dye, by exposing to the sun and air.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Croft kroft a small piece arable land adjoining a dwelling: a kind of small farm
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. croft,; akin to D. kroft, hillock; cf. Gael. croit, hump, croft
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. croft; perh. cog. with Dut. kroft, or with Gael. croit.


In literature:

Crofts commands the poleacre, with ten men.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
We will now describe the Croft Street fabric, opened under these favourable auspices.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
CROFTS, GEORGE W.: sketch of, 19; poem, "The Birth of Lincoln," by, 19.
"The Poets' Lincoln" by Various
She wished, however to see the Crofts, and was glad to be within when the visit was returned.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Captain Montague Crofts was indeed the only exception I witnessed to the almost brotherly feeling that prevailed in the Forty-fifth.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Will you swear that the gentleman there is Sir Montague Crofts?
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Is he going to bicycle over from Crofts?
"The Youngest Girl in the School" by Evelyn Sharp
He married Mrs Cicilia Crofts, one of the maids-of-honour to Queen Henrietta.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
The cloth was then steeped for some days in sour milk, washed clean and crofted.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
BAN'CROFT, George, American historian, born near Worcester, Mass., 1800, died 1891.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various

In poetry:

Started a green linnet
Out of the croft;
Wake, little ladies,
The sun is aloft!
"Minnie and Winnie" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
``'Tis joy to mount, alone, aloft,
Into the ether clear,
And thence look down on garth and croft
Of red—roofed hamlets here.
"A Question Answered" by Alfred Austin
He wiled me through the furzy croft;
He wiled me down the sandy lane.
He told his boy's love, soft and oft,
Until I told him mine again.
"The Mango-Tree" by Charles Kingsley
and love, sing all the birds, are what matter:
what I dared not hope or fight for
is, in my fifties, mine, a toft-and-croft
where I needn't, ever, be at home to
"Thanksgiving for a Habitat" by W H Auden
In a ferny byway
Near the great South-Wessex Highway,
A homestead raised its breakfast-smoke aloft;
The dew-damps still lay steamless, for the sun had made no sky-way,
And twilight cloaked the croft.
"The Alarm" by Thomas Hardy
The Autumn eve, so warm and golden,
Lies on the hamlet quaint and olden,
Quaint and quiet. Crofts of wheat
Strength and Youth are yonder reaping;
Age at her door, babes at her feet,
Half is spinning, half is sleeping.
"Song The Third" by Thomas Aird

In news:

Attorney Christopher A Crofts announced that Robert Rodriguez, 44, of Albuquerque, N.M. Has been indicted by a Wyoming Federal Grand Jury for his alleged involvement with a fire at the Hitching Post Inn on September 15, 2010.
Or maybe it sounds like Seals & Crofts.
In other news at the Game Developers Conference: Lara Croft has new tombs to raid in The Guardian of Light video game from Crystal Dynamics, out this summer.
Croft captures McDonald's Racquetball Classic at Nautilus .
Croft, a Californian who was seeded No.
Richard Croft, via Wikimedia Commons.
Croft collects Triple Crown, Popeye wins 13 State Titles.
Doctor Education Authors: Dennis Steigerwald, DC, and Arthur Croft, DC, MS, et al.
Romy Madley-Croft / Photo by Getty Images.
Gabriel Croft is a Millenium Wrestling Federation rookie with problems in docu "Fake It So Real.".
Brice Creek Croft's all-natural birds yield rich meat that is the result of a virtually wild, free-range, well-fed and "happy" lifestyle.
The "Salt," "Wanted," "Girl Interrupted" and "Lara Croft" star made the comments in an interview this week with Britain's Channel 4 News.
Officials say a broken water line affects water customers on Baywater Drive, Durham Drive, Lakewood Drive, Palo Verde Drive, Pine Croft Drive, Pompeii Place, and Swannanoa Drive.
Lance Gibbs, Colin Croft, Joel Garner, Jeffrey Dujon, Ian Botham.
Adrian Croft and Jana Mlcochova Reuters.

In science:

In this issue Belkin and Croft compared and contrasted IF and IR .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Typically such activity involves multiple seeking episodes (Belkin and Croft 1992).
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Belkin, N. and Croft, W. 1992. “Information filtering and information retrieval: Two sides of the same coin?” Commun.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
When l & few thousand, at small scales corresponding to deeply non-linear regime, the intrinsic correlations between individual background galaxy shapes can complicate the accurate recovery of lensing signal (Croft & Metzler 2000; Heavens et al. 2000; Catelan et al 2000).
Applications of Halo Approach to Non-Linear Large Scale Structure Clustering
Different cluster samples have been used: optically selected clusters (Croft et al. 1997: APM) and X-ray selected samples (Moscardini et al. 2000; Collins et al. 2000; Schuecker et al. 2001: ROSAT).
Omega_m - Different Ways to Determine the Matter Density of the Universe