from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A handle, as of a spade, which has a crosspiece at the end.


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  • The stick was a heavy malacca, with a thick crutch-handle of polished ivory, suitable for sustaining the feeble steps of old age.

    The Unpleasantness At The Belladonna Club

  • The little secretary appeared to be lost in thought, his chin thrust down on the crutch-handle of the umbrella he clutched to himself.

    The Yellow Streak

  • The top of the cane had a cap of silver, with a screw that went into the lower part of the horse, which thus made a sort of crutch-handle to the stick.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • With perfect calmness and deliberation he now put the cast-off articles into the parcels, hid them in the pockets of his clothes, and, after unscrewing the gold crutch-handle from his cane and replacing it by

    A Conspiracy of the Carbonari


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