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chained_bear commented on the word crusie
OED:"Also cruisie, -zie, -y, -ey, cruzie, croosie. app. a phonetic repr. of F. creuset, CRUSET, or perh. of earlier origin from OF. croiseul, creuseul (pl. -eus), or croisel, cruseau, with which it agrees in its two senses, while F. creuset and Eng. CRUSET have only that of ‘crucible’. 1. A small iron lamp with a handle, burning oil or tallow; also, a sort of triangular iron candlestick with one or more sockets for candles, having the edges turned up on the three sides. (Jamieson.) 2. A crucible, or hollow piece of iron with a long handle, used for melting metals. (Jamieson.) The common sense in South of Scotland; crusies were commonly used by stocking-weavers in middle of the 19th c. to melt lead or pewter for setting the needles in their frames."
September 10, 2008