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Criʹsis

properly means the “ability to judge.” Hippocʹratēs said that all diseases had their periods, when the humours of the body ebbed and flowed like the tide of the sea. These tidal days he called critical days, and the tide itself a crisis, because it was on these days the physician could determine whether the disorder was taking a good or a bad turn. The seventh and all its multiples were critical days of a favourable character. (Greek, krino, to judge or determine.)

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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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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
Croakumshire
Croc mitaine (A)
Crocodile
Crocodile (King)
Crocodile’s Eye
Crocodile’s Tears

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