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A man shall never want crooked paths to walk There are some tears of trees, which are in, if he thinks that he is in the right way combed from the beards of goats; for when the wherever he has the footsteps of others to fol. goats bite and crop them, especially in the mars low.

Locke, ings, the dew being on, the tear cometh forci, Among the crooked lanes, on every hedge, and hangeth upon their beards. Baran's Nat. Hut. The glow-worm lights his gem. Thomson. No more, my goats, shall I behold you climb 3. Perverse ; untoward; without recti- The steepy cliffs, or crop the fiow'ry thyme! tude of mind; given to obliquity of

Dryder conduct.

2. To gather before it falls. They have corrupted themselves: they are a

O fruit divine! perverse and crooked generation.


Sweet of thyself, but much more sweet tha Hence, heap of wrath; foul, indigested lump!

croppid. As crooked in thy manners as thy shape. Sbak.

Age, like ripe apples, on earth's basom drs; We were not born croaked; we learned those

While force our youth, like fruits untimely, smagia windings and turnings of the serpent. South.


Death destroys CROOKEDLY. adv. (from crooked.]

The parent's hopes, and crops the growing by 1. Not in a straight line.

Crista 2. Untowardly; not compliantly.

To Crop. v. n. To yield harvest. If we walk perversely with God, he will walk

Royal wench! crookedly towards us. Taylor's Rule of Liv. Hely.

She made great Cæsar lay his sword to-bed; CRO'OKEDNESS. n. š. (from crooked.] He plough'd her, and she cropt. 3. Deviation from straightness ; curvity; CROʻPFUL.od;. [crop and full.] Satiated; the state of being infected'; infection. He that knoweth what is straight, doth even

having a full belly:

He, stretch'd out all the chimney's length, thereby discern what is crooked; because the

Basks at the fire his hairy strength; absence of straightness, in bodies capable thereof, is crookedness.


And, crop-full, out of door he fings

Ere the first cock his matin rings. 2. Deformity of a gibbous body.

When the heathens offered a sacrifice to their CRO'pper. n. s. (from crop.] A kind of false gods, they would make a severe search to pigeon with a large crop. see if there were any crookedness or spot, any There be tame and wild pigeons; and of tante uncleanness or deformity, in their sacrifice. there be croppers, carriers, runts.

Taylor's Worthy Cummunisant. CrO'Psick. adj. [crop and sick.) Sid CROP. n. s. (crop, Saxon.] The craw with repletion ; sick with excess and of a bird ; the first stomach into which

debauchery. its meat descends.

Strange odds! where crop-sick drunkards must In birds there is no mastication, or comminu.

engage tion of the meat in the mouth; but, in such as A hungry foe, and arm'd with sober rage. are not carnivorous, it is immediately swallowed

Tate's Jereza! into the crop or craw.

Ray. CRO'SIER. n. s. (croiser, Fr. from creix, But fluttering there, they nestle near the

a cross.] The pastoral staff of a bisha, throne,

which has a cross upon it. And lodge in habitations not their own,

When prelates are great, there is also dance By their high crops and corny gizzards known.


from them; as in the umes of Anselmus and

Thomas Becket, who, with their crecieri, CROP. 9. s. (croppa, Saxon.]

almost try it with the king's sword. 1. The highest part or end of any thing ; Grievances there were, I must confess

, ad as, the head of a tree, the ear of corn, some incongruities, in my civil government; 2. The harvest ; the corn gathered off a

wherein some say the crosier, some say she is field ; the product of the field,

taff, was too busy. And this of all my harvest hope I have,

Her front erect with majesty she bore,

The crosier wielded, and the micre wore. Drya. Nought reaped but a weedy crop of care.

Spenser. Cro'sLET. n. s. (croisseiet, French.) Lab'ring the soil, and reaping plenteous crop, I. A small cross. Corn, wine, and oil. Milton's Paradise Lost,

Then Una 'gan to ask, if aught he kner, The fountain which from Helicon proceeds, Or heard abroad, of that her champion trie, That sacred stream, should never water weeds, That in his armour bare a creslet red. Sp. Nor make the crop of thorns and thistles grow.

Here an unfinish'd diamond craslet lay,

Roscommon. To which soft lovers adoration pay. Nothing is more prejudicial to your crop than

2. It seems to be printed in the following mowing of it too soon. Mortimer's Husbandry.

passage, by mistake, for corselet. 3. Any thing cut off.

The croslat some, and some the cuishes would Guiltless of steel, and from the razor free, It falls a plenteous crop reserv'd for thee. Dryd. CROSS. n. s. [croix, Pr. crae, Ital. crats

With silver piated, and with ductile gald. Dryk

. TO CROP. v. a. (from the noun.] To cut off the ends of any thing ; to

Latin.] mow; to reap; to lop.

Į. One straight body laid at right anches Cropped are the fower-de-luces in your arms;

over another; the instrument by which Of England's coat, one half is cut away. Sbal. the Saviour of the world suffered dui. He, upon whose side

They make a little cross of a quill; hugsa The fewest roses are crapp'd from the tree, of that part of the quill which hath the Shall yield the other in the right opinion. Sbak, and crossways of that piece of the quil without All the budding honours on thy crest

pith. I'll crop, to make a garland for my head. Shaks. You are first to consider seriously the isfisca

I will erop off from the top of his young twigs love of your Saviour, who offered himself for a tender one, and will plant it upon an high you as a sacrifice upon the cross.

Toner mountain.

Exck. 2. The ensign of the christian religiaa.

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Her holy faith and christian cross oppos'd the rest of mankind; a difficulty which a modem Against the Saxon gods.

Rowe, and good man is scarce able to encounter. 3. A monument with a cross upon it to

Atterbury. excite devotion, such as were anciently

4. Perverse ; untractable. set in market places.

When, through the cross circumstances of a She doth stray about

man's cemper or condition, the enjoyment of a By holy crosses, where she kneels and prays.

pleasure would certainly expose him to a greater Shakspeare. inconvenience, then religion bids him quit it.

South. 4. A line drawn through another.

5. Peevish; fretful; ill-humoured. 5. Any thing that thwarts or obstructs;

Did ever any man upon the rack afflict himmisfortune; hinderance; vexation; self, because he had received a cross answer opposition ; misadventure; trial of from his mistress?

Taylor. patience.

All cross and distasteful humours, and whate Wishing unto me many crosses and mis- ever else may render the conversation of men chances iu my love, whensoever I should love. grievous and uneasy to one another, must be


Then let us teach our trial patience, 6. Contrary; contradictory.
Because it is a customary cross. Sbakspeare. The mind brings all the ends of a long and

Heaven prepares good men with crosses ; but various hypothesis together; sees how one part no ill can happen to a good man. Ben Jonson. coheres with, and depends upon, another; and

A great estate hath great crosses, and a mean so clears off all the appearing contrarieties and fortune hath but small ones.

Taylor. contradictions, that seemed to lie cross and un. 6. Money, so called because marked with

couth, and to make the whole unintelligible.

South a cross, He was said to make soldiers spring up out of

g. Contrary to wish; unfortunate.

We learn the great reasonableness of not only the very earth, to follow him, though he had not a cross to pay them salary.


a contented, but also a thankful, acquiescencein Whereas we cannot much lament our loss,

any condition, and under the crossest and severest Who neither carried back nor brought one cross.

. passages of Providence.

Soutb. Dryden.

I cannot, without some regret, behold the cross

and unlucky issue of my design; for, by my 7. Cross and Pile, a play with money, at dislike of disputes, I am engaged in one. Gland.

which it is put to chance whether the 8. Interchanged. side which bears a cross shall lie up- Evarchus made a cross marriage also with Don ward, or the other.

rilaus's sister, and shortly left her with child of Whácum had neither cross nor pile ;

the famous Pyrocles.

Sidney. His plunder was not worth the while. Hudib. Cross marriages, between the king's son and This I humbly conceive to be perfect boys

the archduke's daughter; and again, between play; cross, I win, and pile, you lose; or, what's

the archduke's son and the king's daughter. your's is mine, and what's mine is my own.

Bacon's Henry VII.

Szuift. Cross, prep. 8. Church lands in Ireland.

1. Athwart; so as to intersect any thing; The absolute palatines made their own judges, transversely: so as the king's writ did not run in those coun- The enemy had, in the woods before them, ties, but only in the church lands lying within cut down great trees cross the ways, so that the same, which were called the cross; wherein their horse could not possibly pass that way. the king made a sheriff: so in each of these

Kroller. counties palatines there was one sheriff of the Betwixt the midst and these, the gods assign'd

liberty, and another of the cross. Sir J. Davies. Two habitable seats of human kind; Cross. 'adj. [from the substantive.]

And cross their limits cut a sloping way, 1. Transverse; falling a thwart something

Which the twelve signs in beauteous order sway. else.

Druiden's Virgil.

Cross his back, as in triumphant scorn, Whatsoever penumbra should be made in the

The hope and pillar of the house was born. circles by the cross refraction of the second prism, that penumbra would be conspicuous in


2. Over; from side to side, the right lines which touch those circles. Newt. The sun, in that space of time, by his annual

A fox was taking a walk one night cross a vil. lage.

L'Estrange, contrary motion eastward, will be advanced near a degree of the ecliptick, cross to the motion of To Cross. v.a. [from the noun.]

Holder on Time. 1. To lay one body, or draw one line, The ships must needs encounter, when they athwart another. either advance towards one another in direct This forc'd the stubborn'st for the cause, lines, or meet in the intersection of cross ones. To cross the cudgels to the laws;

Bentley. That what by breaking them 't had gain'd, 2. Oblique; lateral.

By their support might be maintain'd. Hudibras Was this a face

The loxia, or cross-bill, whose bill is thick and To srand against the deep dread-boleed thunder, strong, with the tips crossing one another, with In the most terrible and nimble stroke

great readiness breaks open fir-concs, apples, Of quick cross lightning? Sbakspeare. and other fruit, to come at their kernels; as if 3. Adverse ; opposite : often with to. the crossing of the bill was designed for this We're both love's captives; but with fate so


Derbam's Pbysico-Tbeology.

I shall most carefully observe, not to cross cross, One must be happy by the other's loss. Dryd.

over or deface the copy of your papers for the Cross to our interests, curbing sense and sin;

future, and only to mark in the margin. Pope. Oppress'd without, and undermin'd within,

A hunted bare treads back her mazes, and It thrives throung pain.,


crosses and confounds her former track. Watts, It runs crose to the belief and apprebension of 2. To sign with the cross.

the equator.


The judges shal, as they think fit, interrogate

' Resort to farmers rich, and bless their halls, or cross-examine the witnesses. Spectator, And exorcise the beds, and cross the walls. Dry. CROSS-STAFF. n. s. [from cross and 3. To cancel; as, to cross an article. staff.) An instrument commonly called 4. To pass over

the forestaff, used by seamen to take He conquered this proud Turk as far as the Hellespont; which he crossed, and made a visit to

the meridian altitude of the sun or stars. the Greek emperor at Constantinople. Temple.

Harris. We found the hero; for whose only sake

CRO'SSBITE. n. s. (cross and bite ) A We sought the dark abodes, and crossd the bitter deception ; a cheat. lake.

Dryden. The fox, chat trusted to his address and me S: To move laterally, obliquely, or nage, without so much as dreaming of a cre: athwart; not in opposition; not in the

bite from so silly an animal, fell himself into the same line.

pit that he had digged for another. L'Estrengs. But he, them spying, 'gan to turn aside, To CROSSBITE. 7. a. (from the noun) For fear, as seem'd, or for some feined loss; To contravene by deception. More greedy they of news, fast towards him do Norhetorick must be spent against erasz-being


a country evidence, and frighting him out 6. To thwart; to interpose obstruction ; his senses.

Cather. to embarrass; to obstruct; to hinder ;

That many knotty points there are, to counteract.

Which all discuss, but few can clear; Still do I cross this wretch, whatso he taketh

As nature slily had thought fit, in hand.


For some by-ends, to cress-bite wit. Prin The king no longer could endure

CRO'sseow. n. s. (cross and bow.) A Thus to be crossid in what he did intend. Daniel.

missive weapon, formed by placing a He was so great an enemy to Digby and Cal

bow athwart a stock. peper, who were only present in debates of the war with the officers, that he crossed all they

Gentlemen suffer their beasts to run wild in

their woods and waste ground, where they are proposed.


hunted and killed with cross-bors and pieces, in Buried in private, and.so suddenly!

the manner of deer. It crosses my des gn, which was e' allow

Carew ef Corral . The rites of funeral fitting his degree. Dryden.

The master of the cross-bows, lord Rambures. Swellid with our late successes on the foe,


Testimony is like the shot of a long box, Which France and Holland wanted pow'r to

which owes its efficacy to the force of the shooter; We urge an unseen fate.

argument is like the shot of the cross-bt,

The tirm patriot there,

equally forcible whether discharged by a giant Though still by faction, vice, and fortune, crost,

or a dwarf.

Books Shall find the generous labour was not lost. CROSSBOWER. 1.5. (from crossbow.] A

Addison's Cato. shooter with a crossbow. 7. To counteract ; to be inconsistent with. The French assisted themselves by land with

Then their wills clash with their understand- the crossbowers of Genoa against the English. ings, and their appetites cross their duty, Lecke.

Raleigh's Ense: 8. To contravene; to hinder by autho CRO'SSGRAINED. adj. (crass and graie. rity; to countermand.

5. Having the fibres transverse or irregüNo governour is suffered to go on with any

lar. one course; but upon the least information he is If the stuff proves eros grained in any part either stopped and crossed, or other courses apo its length, then you must turn your stuff to per pointed him from hence. Spenser on Ireland. it the contrary way, so far as it runs roergrende

It may make my case dangerous, to cross this in the smallest.

Sbakspeare. 3. Perverse ; troublesome ; vexatious. g. To contradict.

We find in sullen writs, In all this there is not a syllable which any And cross-grair'd works of modern wits, ways crosseth us.

Hooker. The wonder of the ignorant. It is certain, howsoever it cross the received The spirit of contradiction, in a cross-grade opinion, that sounds may be created without woman, is incurable.

L'Era Bacon's Nat. Hist. She was none of your cross-grained, termagauti, 10. To debars to preclude.

scolding jades, that one had as good be hanged From his lotus no hopeful branch shal} spring,

as live in the house with. To cross me froin the golden time I look for. But wisdom, peevish and cross-grair'd,


Must be oppos'd, to be sustain'd. To CROSS, 1. n.

CRO'ssly. adv. [from cross.] 1. To lie athwart another thing.

1: Athwart; so as to intersect something . To be inconsistent.

else. Men's actions do not always cross with reason. 2. Oppositely; adversely; in opposition

Sidney. to. CROSS-BAR-SHOT, ?, s. A round shot, He that provides for this life, but takes

or great bullet, with a bar of iron put care for eternity, is wise for a moment, be! : through it

Harris. fool for ever; and acts as untowardly and that TO CROSS-EXAMINE. v.a. [cross and ex- to the reason of things as can be imagined

Amine. To try the faith of evidence by captious questions of the contrary party.

3. Unfortunately. If ye may but cross-examine and interrogate CRO'SSNESS. n. s. [from cross.] their actions against their words, these will soon 1. Transverseness ; intersection. confess the invalidity of their solemnest confes 2. Perverseness; peevishness. Kons,

Desay of Piety.

The lighter sort of malignity turneth but la


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& crossness, or aptness to oppose; but the deeper

Every one that is left in thine house, shall sort, to envy, or mere mischief,


come and crouch to him for a piece of silver and I deny nothing fit to be granted, out of cross- a morsel of bread.

1 Sam. ness or humour. King Charles.

At his heels, Who would have imagined that the stiff cross- Leasht in like hounds, should famine, sword, mess of a poor captive should ever have had the

and fire, power to make Haman's seat so uneasy to him? Crouch for employment.

Shakspeare. L'Estrange. They fawn and crouch to men of parts, whom They help us to forget the crossness of men they cannot ruin: quote them, when they are and things, compose our cares and our passions,

present ; and, when they are absent, steal their and lay our disappointments asleep. Collier.


Dryden. CROSSRow. n. s. (cross and row.] Al- Too well the vigour of that arm they know; phabet ; so named because a cross is They lick the dust, and crouch beneath their

fatal foe. placed at the beginning, to show that

Dryden. the end of learning is piety.

Your shameful story shall record of me, He hearkens after prophecies and dreams:

The men all crouch'd, and left a woman free. And from the crossrow plucks the letter G;

Dryder. And says a wizard told him, that by G CROUP. n. s. [croupe, French.]

His issue disinherited should be. Shakspeare. 1. The rump of a fowl.
Cro's WIND. n. s. (cross and wind.] 2. The buttocks of a horse.
Wind blowing from the right or left. CROUPA'Des. n. s. [from croup.] Higher

The least unhappy persons do, in so fickle and leaps than those of corvets, that keep so tempestuous a sea as this world, meet with

the fore and hind quarters of a horse in many more either crosswinds or stormy gusts than prosperous gales.

Boyle. an equal height, so that he trusses his CRO'ssway. n. s. (cross and way.] A

legs under his belly without yerking. small obscure path intersecting the chief

Farrier's Dict. road.

CROW. n. so [crape, Saxon; corvis, Damn'd spirits all,

Latin.] That in crossways and Hoods have burial, 1. A large black bird that feeds upon the Already to their wormy beds are gone. Sbak.

carcasses of beasts. CRO'sswort. n. s. (from cross and wort.] The crows and choughs, that wing the midway A plant.

air, It hath soft leaves, like the ladies bedstraw:

Shew scarce so gross as beetles. Sbakspeare. from which it differs in the number of leaves To crows he like impartial grace affords, that are produced at every joint; which in this

And choughs and daws, and such republick birds. are only four, disposed in form of a cross. Miller.

Dryden. CROTCH. 1. s. (croc, French.] A hook 2. To pluck a Crow, is to be industrious or fork.

or contentions about that which is of There is a tradition of a dilemma that More. no value. ton used to raise the benevolence to higher rates; If you dispute, we must even pluck a crow and some called it his fork, and some his crotch. about it.

L'Estrange. Bacon.

Resolve, before we go, Save elme, ash, and crab tree for cart and for That you and I must pull a crow. Hudibras.

plough, Save step for a stile of the crotch and the bough. 3. A bar of iron, with a beak, used as a


lever to force open doors; as the Latins CRO'TCHET. n. s. [crochet, French.)

called a hook corvus. 1. [In musick.] One of the notes or

The crow is used as a lever to lift up the ends characters of time, equal to half a

of great heavy timber, and then they thrust the

claws between the ground and the timber; and minim, and double a quaver. Chambers. laying some stuff behind the crow, they draw

As a good harper, stricken far in years, the other end of the shank backwards, and so Into whose cunning hands the gout doth fall; raise the timber. Moxon's Mecban. Exercises. All his old crotcbets in his brain he bears,

Get me an iron crow, and bring it straight But on his harp plays ill, or not at all. Davies. Unto my cell. Shakspeare's Romeo and Juliet. 2. A support; a piece of wood fitted into Against the gate employ your crows of iron. another to support a building. (From

Southern. croch, a fork.]

4. [from To crow.] The voice of a cock, A stately temple shoots within the skies,

or the noise which he makes in his The crotchets of their cot in columns rise. Dryd.

gayety. 3. (In printing.) Hooks in which words, are included [thus).

To Crow. v. n. pret. I crew, or crowed i 4. A perverse conceit; an odd fancy.

I have crowed. (crapan, Saxon.] All the devices and crotchets of new inven- 1. To make the noise which a cock makes tions, which crept into her, tended either to in gayety or defiance. twitch or enlarge the ivy.

Howel. But even then the morning cock crew loud, The horse smelt him out, and presently a

Sbakspeare's Hamlet crotcbet came in his head how he might counter- Diogenes called an ill physician, cock. Why? mine him.

L'Estrange. saith he. Diogenes answered, Because when TO CROUCH. v. n. (crochu, crooked, Fr.] you crow men use to rise.


That the lion trembles at the crowing of the Į. To stoop low; to lie close to the ground: as, the lion crouches to his

cock, king James, upon trial, found to be fabulous.

Hakewill. master.

Within this homestead liv'd, without a peer 2. To fawn; to bend servileły i to stoop For ero-ving loud, the noble Chanticleer: meanly,

So hight her cock,

Dryden's Fables,

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2. To boast; to bully; to vapour; to is up. It is used in war for incommod. bluster; to swagger.

ing the cavalry Selby is crowing, and, though always defeated

Military Dict.

CRO'WKEEPER. 7. s. (crow and keep.] A by his wife, still crowing on. Grandison.

scarecrow CROWD. n. s. [cnus, Saxoni.]

That fellow handles his bow like a croarkeeper. 1. A multitude confusedly pressed toge


. ther.

CROWN. n. so [couronne, Fr. kroone, 2. A promiscuous medley, without order Dutch; corona, Latin.] or distinction.

1. The ornament of the head which do He could then compare the confusion of a notes imperial and regal dignity. multitude to that tumult he had observed in the If thou be a king, where is thy crown!

Icarian sea, dashing and breaking among its - My crown is in my heart, not on

head: crowd of islands.


Pope. My crown is call'd content; 3. The vulgar; the populace.

A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy. Skaki, He went not with the crowd to see a shrine,

Look down, you gods,
But fed us by the way with food divine. Dryd. And on this couple drop a blessed eroon. Slabo
4. [from cruth, Welsh.) A fiddle. I would the college of the cardinals

Hark how the minstrels 'gin to shrill aloud Would chuse him pope, and carry him to Rome,
Their merry musick that resounds from far;

And set the triple crown upon his head. Skatte
The pipe, the tabor, and the trembling croud, Is it not as great a presumprion in us to be
That well agree withouten breach or jar. Spenser.

come God's sons; and to inherit kingdoms, and His fiddle is your proper purchase,

to hope for crowns, and thrones, and sceptres; Won in the service of the churches;

as it is to sit down with him as his guests! And by your doom must be allow'd

To be, or be no more, a crowd. Hudibras. 2. A garland.
TO CROWD. v. a. (from the noun.]

Receive a crown for thy well ordering of the

I. To fill with confused multitudes.
A mind which is ever crowding its memory

3. Reward ; honorary distinction. with things which it learns, may cramp the in

They do it to obtain a corruptible crowa, but vention itself.

1 Cor. -Watts.

we an incorruptible. close together.

Let merit crowns, and justice laurels give,

But let me happy by your pity live. Dryden.
The time misorder'd, doth in common sense
Crowd us and crush us to this monstrous form, 4. Regal power; royalty..
To hold our safety up. Shaéspeare's Henry Iv.

The succession of a crown in several countries
It seems probable that the sea doth still grow

places it on different heads. narrower from age to age; and sinks more within 5. The top of the head, in a contemptuits channel and the bowels of the earth, accord

ous sense. ing as it can make its way into all those subter

If he awake, raneous cavitics, and crowd the air out of them. From toe to crown he 'll fill our skins with

Burnet's Theory.

pinches, As the mind itself is thought to take up no

Make us strange stuff. Sbakspeare's Tempat. space, so its actions seem to require no time;

While his head was working upon this thougke, but many of them seem to be crowded into an the toy took him in the crown to send for the instant,

Locke. songster.
Then let us fill

Behold! if fortune or a mistress frowns,
This little interval, this pause of life,

Some plunge in business, others share their With all the virtues we can crowd into it.

Addison's Cato. 6. The top of any thing, as of a mouli. 3. To encumber by multitudes.

tain. How short is life! Why will vain courtiers

Upon the crown o' th cliff

, what thing was toil,

And crowd a vainer monarch for a smile? Which parted from you?


Huge trunks of trees, felld from the steepy
4. TO CROWD Sail. [a sea phrase. ] To
spread wide the sails upon the yards.

Of the bare mountains, roll with ruin down. TO CROWD. V. n. 1. To swarm; to be numerous and con

7. Part of the hat that covers the head. fused.

about as big as the crown of a man's hat

, and They



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Crored through their gates; and, in the fields of 8. Xupiece of money, anciently stamped


few crowns.

I once opened a remarkable atheroma: it was
lay underneath
the pectoral muscle. Sharp's


with a crown; five shillings.
Trust not to your servants, who may misis

form you, by which they may perhaps gain a

But he that can eat beef, and feed on bread

which is so brown,
May satisfy his appetite, and owe no man:

An ounce of silver, whether in pence, groats,
or crown-pieces, stivers or ducatoons, or in bel
lion, is, and eternally will be, of equal value to

any other ounce of silver, 9.

Honour ; ornament; decoration ; ex• cellence; dignity:


light, The shocking squadrons meet in mortal fight.

Dryden's Virgil. 2. To thrust among a multitude:

A mighty man, had not some cunning sin Amidst so many virtues croruded in. Cowley. CRO'WDER, N. s. [from crowd.] A fiddler.

Chevy-chase sung by a blind crowder. Sidney. CROWFOOT. ». s. [from crow and foot ;

in Latin, ranunculus.) A flower. CRO'WFOOT. N. s. [from crow and foot.]

A caltrop, or piece of iron with four points, two, three, or four inches long; so that, whatever way it falls, one point


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