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Crutched Friars

is the Latin cruciaʹti (crossed)—i.e. having a cross embroidered on their dress. They were of the Trinitarian order.

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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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Cruel (now Crewel) Garters
Crummy
Crump
Crusades
Crush
Crush-room (The)
Crusoe (A)
Crust
Crusted Port
Crusty
Crutched Friars
Crux (A)
Crux Ansata
Crux Decussata
Crux Pectoralis
Cry
Cry of Animals (The)
Cry (To)
Cry Cavē (To)
Cry Havock!
Cry Quits