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Encroach

means literally to put on a hook, or to hook on. Those who hook on a little here and a little there. (French, en croc, on a hook.)

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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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En Rapport
En Route
Enalio-saurians (Greek, sca-lizards)
Encelados
Enchanted Castles
Enchanter
Encomium
Encore (French)
Encratites
Encroach
End
End-irons
End Paper
End of the World (The)
Ends
Endemic
Endorse
Endymion
Enemy
Enfant Terrible (An) [lit., a terrible child]