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Crock   /krɑk/   Listen

(past & past part. crocked; pres. part. crocking)
Release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric.
Soil with or as with crock.

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"Crock" Quotes from Famous Books

... now: If crime has ne'er increased them, nor excess And want of thrift are like to make them less; If I ne'er pray like this, "O might that nook Which spoils my field be mine by hook or crook! O for a stroke of luck like his, who found A crock of silver, turning up the ground, And, thanks to good Alcides, farmed as buyer The very land where he had slaved for hire!" If what I have contents me, hear my prayer: Still let me feel thy tutelary care, And let my sheep, my pastures, this and that, ...
— The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry • Horace

... being so checked in his speech, nevertheless he went straightway to do Robin's bidding; so presently a great crock was brought, and wine was poured out for all the guests and for Robin Hood. Then Robin held his cup aloft. "Stay!" cried he. "Tarry in your drinking till I give you a pledge. Here is to good King Richard of great renown, and may all enemies to ...
— The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood • Howard Pyle

... Egypt brought an earthenware crock, without uttering a word. The gypsy offered it to Gringoire: "Fling it on the ground," ...
— Notre-Dame de Paris - The Hunchback of Notre Dame • Victor Hugo

... was kept in a large stone crock in the cellar, and while she filled the glasses, Molly heard the voice of old Adam droning on above the chirping of the birds ...
— The Miller Of Old Church • Ellen Glasgow

... (Gold of God's dust!) And many an elfin byway You put your trust,— A crock and a table, Love's end of day, And light of a storied stable Where kings ...
— Perpetual Light • William Rose Benet

... no more," Maria said as the last crock was emptied, and they set about preparing to return home. "We could go on selling all night now ...
— Lucia Rudini - Somewhere in Italy • Martha Trent

... work was recommenced. During the night the fire had crept in again, from the surrounding mass; but there were plenty of hands now, and in an hour it was again extinguished. The hearthstone was soon cleared and raised, and Martin brought out a crock, in which ...
— No Surrender! - A Tale of the Rising in La Vendee • G. A. Henty

... silence with him, then rising suddenly he sat himself on the arm of his father's chair, threw his arm around his shoulder and said, "Dear old dad! Good old boy you are, too. Good stuff! What would I have been but for you? A puny, puling, wretched little crock, afraid of anything that could spit at me. Do you remember the old gander? I was near ...
— The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land • Ralph Connor

... heap of peat-turves and some sticks. Having lit it, she set a crock of water to warm, and undressed the man slowly. Then, the water being ready, she washed and laid him out, chafing his limbs and talking to ...
— Noughts and Crosses • Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... his hands deep in his trousers pockets, "I've just been talking to John." The colonel rubbed his neck absent-mindedly and went on, "John's a Yankee, Robert—the blue stripe on his belly is fast blue, sir; it won't fade, change colour, or crock, in point of fact, not a damned bit, sir, not till the devil covers it with a griddle stripe, sir, I may say." The colonel slouched into a chair and looked into Hendricks' face with a troubled expression and continued, ...
— A Certain Rich Man • William Allen White

... away and did as he had been bidden, and underneath the tree of Gort na Cloca Mora he found a little crock ...
— The Crock of Gold • James Stephens

... spirits and a state of suppressed excitement. "'Pears ez ef I mout own mysef 'fo' dis moon done waxin' en wanin'," he thought. "Dere's big times comin,' big times. I'se yeard w'at hap'n w'en de Yanks go troo de kentry like an ol bull in a crock'ry sto'." In his duties of waiting on the troopers and clearing the table he had opportunities of purloining a goodly portion of the viands, for he remembered that he also had assumed the role of host with a very meagre ...
— Miss Lou • E. P. Roe

... Laitin wull be the best way. Twunty pounds' worth—seven for fees an' the rest for providin'. But my mither says she'll gie me a braxy ham or twa, an' a crock o' butter." ...
— Bog-Myrtle and Peat - Tales Chiefly Of Galloway Gathered From The Years 1889 To 1895 • S.R. Crockett

Words linked to "Crock" :   carbon black, nonsensicality, colly, grime, meaninglessness, lampblack, nonsense, begrime, jar, carbon, run, c, hokum, bunk, atomic number 6, dirty, soil, soot, bleed, earthenware jar, bemire

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