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Croʹny

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A familiar friend. An old crony is an intimate of times gone by. Probably crone with the diminutive ie for endearment, and equivalent to “dear old fellow,” “dear old boy.” (See Crone.)

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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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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
Crore (A)
Cross