from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Scots Lively; vivacious.
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- adj. brisk; lively; bold
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Brisk; lively; bold; self-complacent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Brisk; frisky; full of heart; self-satisfied; appearing courageous; saucy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States playwright (1893-1966)
So as the Scottish say, "A cock's aye crouse on his own midden-head."
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There is nothing so crouse, as a new washen louse.
The Croziers might have all the spoil, but the Halls would share the joke, and Percival Reed would crow less crouse for the future.
Aff he went when he got the siller, and a bit later an auld great-aunt left him a bit mair, sae he took a muckle big farm doon sooth, and noo he's at the inn cracking crouse aboot his pedigree beasts and sheep, and swankin 'awa as to what he's done syne he left these parts, just as if we didna ken the sort o' man he was, and aye will be.
And all at once, above the sound of wind and water, there came a wild rapping at the main door of the house, the alarum of a very crouse and angry traveller finding
He rose up, pursing his face, panting at the nostril, very crouse and defiant in every way.
We all cracked very crouse about fighting; but one dark night we got a fleg in sober earnest.
The canty auld folk crackin 'crouse, [cheerful, talking brightly]
Ane Captain Costlett was cracking crouse about his loyalty to King Charles, and Clerk