Definitions

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  • n. A garden or agricultural implement with 3 or 4 tines bent at right angles, in appearance like a garden fork with bent prongs. Used for breaking up soil, clearing ditches, raking up shellfish on beaches, and similar tasks.
  • v. To use a crome.

Etymologies

Germanic krumm hook, bent (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Thence to Java, loading sugar for Marseilles, and back along the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, and on to Baltimore, down to her marks with crome ore, buffeted by hurricanes, short again of bunker coal and calling at Bermuda to replenish.

    THE SEA FARMER

  • Huge f**kin 'pickups with lots of crome are a good bet, too.

    Voyage of discovery (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • As the sun starts getting low use the blueback/light belly - throw toward shore, rocks. and cover -- at dusk use silver or crome --- darkness use BLACK throw to the same spots - also pick coves or flats where the water is shallow.

    night fishing

  • European crome writers such as Andrea Camilleri or Jean-Claude Izzo might make fun of official corruption or suggest that it benefits those with the right connections.

    What do you mean by "Chandlerian"?

  • OK 1. show the whole cast 2. the rock should be hevy duty and 3. were's the crome face on destro?

    First Look: G.I. Joe's Complete Cast - General Hawk, Destro, Duke, Baroness, Ripcord, and More! « FirstShowing.net

  • For that matter, science fiction serves no utilitarian use: it is written for decoration and for glamor, for amusement value, and it is just as useless as crome and fins on cars.

    All Hail The Marching Morons!

  • Gleaming crome and coloured lights and a village scene painted on the side.

    Mabuhay!

  • On they went, each provided with a basket and a long crome stick, for the purpose of drawing distant clusters over ditches or from some height within the reach of the gatherer.

    Emilie the Peacemaker

  • Marseilles, and back along the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, and on to Baltimore, down to her marks with crome ore, buffeted by hurricanes, short again of bunker coal and calling at Bermuda to replenish.

    The Sea Farmer

  • I suspect, too, that it was a pond of ill repute -- perhaps connected with heathen worship -- for we were warned never to go near its edge, lest the Mermaid should come and _crome_ us in.

    Two Suffolk Friends

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