Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a crouse manner; self-assertively; saucily; proudly; boldly.

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Examples

  • Ye cootie moorcocks, crousely craw; [leg-plumed, confidently]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • And this is nae great matter, after a '; just to cut the comb of a young cock that has been crawing a little ower crousely.' '

    The Black Dwarf

  • ` ` and that I am sair doubtful of; --- I heard Puggie Orrock, and the tother thief of a sheriff-officer, or messenger, speaking about it --- and things are ill aff when the like o them can speak crousely about ony gentleman's affairs.

    The Antiquary

  • And this is nae great matter, after a’; just to cut the comb of a young cock that has been crawing a little ower crousely.”

    The Black Dwarf

  • Peter; or maybe to ane of the great Sinclairs with their coats-of-mail, that the auld wife was cracking so crousely about? "

    The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself

  • Peter; or maybe to ane of the great Sinclairs with their coats-of-mail, that the auld wife was cracking so crousely about? "

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • And this is nae great matter, after a '; just to cut the comb of a young cock that has been crawing a little ower crousely. "

    The Black Dwarf

  • "Unless he could find ten times as much," said the beggar, "and that I am sair doubtful of; -- I heard Puggie Orrock, and the tother thief of a sheriff-officer, or messenger, speaking about it -- and things are ill aff when the like o 'them can speak crousely about ony gentleman's affairs.

    The Antiquary — Complete

  • "Unless he could find ten times as much," said the beggar, "and that I am sair doubtful of; -- I heard Puggie Orrock, and the tother thief of a sheriff-officer, or messenger, speaking about it -- and things are ill aff when the like o 'them can speak crousely about ony gentleman's affairs.

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

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