Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cross-measure tunnel or drift.
  • n. The rough, shaggy part of oak bark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The rough, shaggy part of oak bark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dwarf.
  • n. The rough shaggy part of oak-bark.
  • n. An ancient Irish musical instrument. See crowd.

Etymologies

Compare French croûte ("crust"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When thickened poour into previously baked pie shell, sprinked 1 teasp. flour on crut before adding in the butterscotch mixture.

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  • A force de reflechir il crut simplifier les choses en soumettant la nature entiere a un seul agent, a un esprit, a una ame universelle, qui mettait cette nature et ses parties en mouvement.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Les magistrats, surtout ceux D'Amsterdam, seroient bien fachs que l'on crut qu'ils font le Commerce, Its veulent meme cacher que leurs Ancetres aient ete commercans.

    John Adams diary 34, 5 -- 26 October 1782

  • Cela auroit ete d'autant plus aise a etablir que les Regences, seroient fort fachees qu'on crut que c'est le Commerce qui les conduit, ou, si Yon veut qui les engage a telle ou telle demarche.

    John Adams diary 34, 5 -- 26 October 1782

  • And then, on a lousy show like this, co-ordinating two chicken-crut guerilla bands to help you blow a bridge under impossible conditions, to abort a counteroffensive that will probably already be started, you run into a girl like this Maria.

    For Whom The Bell Tolls

  • Robert Jordan was thinking, if I did not have to work with this woman and her drunken man and her chicken-crut outfit, I would slap her so hard across the face that —.

    For Whom The Bell Tolls

  • "I do not believe in ogres, soothsayers, fortune tellers, or chicken-crut gypsy witchcraft."

    For Whom The Bell Tolls

  • Robert Jordan was thinking, if I did not have to work with this woman and her drunken man and her chicken-crut outfit, I would slap her so hard across the face that --.

    For Whom The Bell Tolls

  • Le P. Lallemant, à la prière de ses amis, crut pouvoir sans conséquence intercéder pour elle.

    The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • -- Gaillard remarks on this event, "Chacun crut sur cette mort ce qu'il voulut."

    The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic — Volume 1

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