- skip - Brewer’s

Crone

,

properly speaking, means a ewe whose teeth are worn out; but metaphorically it means any toothless old beldam. (Irish, criona, old; allied to the Greek gerõn, an old man.)

“Take up the bastard; take ʹt up, I say; give to thy crone.”—Shakespeare: Winter’s Tale, ii. 3.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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

previous entry · index · next entry

Croc mitaine (A)
Crocodile
Crocodile (King)
Crocodile’s Eye
Crocodile’s Tears
Crocum in Ciliciam ferre
Crœsus
Cromeruach
Cromlech
Cromwell
Crone
Cronian Sea
Crony
Crook in the Lot
Crooked as Crawley
Crooked Sixpence (A)
Crooked Stick (A)
Crop Up (or) Out
Cropper
Croquemitaine [croak-mit-tain]
Croquet

Linking here:

Crony