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Crimp of Death (A)

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A thief-catcher. A crimp is a decoy, especially of soldiers and sailors. (See above.)

“Here lie three crimps of death, knocked down by Fate,

Of justice the staunch blood-hounds, too, so keen.”


Peter Pindar: Epitaph on Townsend, Macmanus, and Jealous.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Crex
Crib (A)
Crib (A)
Crib
Cricket
Crikey
Crillon
Crimen læsæ Majestatis (Latin)
Crimp
Crimp of Death (A)
Cringle (Tom)
Cripple
Cripplegate
Criss-cross Row (Christ-cross row)
Crishna
Crisis
Crispin
Criterion
Critic
Croaker