Cratch
Cratch Cratch (kr?ch; 224), n. [OE. cracche, crecche, F. cr[`e]che crib, manger, fr. OHG. krippa, krippea, G. krippe crib. See {Crib}.] A manger or open frame for hay; a crib; a rack. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Begin from first where He encradled was, In simple cratch, wrapt in a wad of hay. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{Cratch cradle}, a representation of the figure of the cratch, made upon the fingers with a string; cat's cradle; -- called also {scratch cradle}. [1913 Webster]


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  • cratch — noun Etymology: Middle English cracche, from Anglo French creche manger more at crèche Date: 13th century 1. archaic manger 2. a crib or rack especially for fodder; also frame …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cratch — /krach/, n. Archaic. a crib for fodder; manger. [1175 1225; ME cracche < dial. OF crache, var. of creche CRÈCHE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cratch — I Mawdesley Glossary a rack for hay. II Gullah Words n and v scratch, scratches, scratched, scratching …   English dialects glossary

  • 'cratch — Gullah Words n and v scratch, scratches, scratched, scratching …   English dialects glossary

  • cratch — n. manger …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cratch — n. a rack used for holding food for farm animals out of doors. Etymology: ME f. OF creche f. Gmc: rel. to CRIB …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cratch cradle — Cratch Cratch (kr?ch; 224), n. [OE. cracche, crecche, F. cr[ e]che crib, manger, fr. OHG. krippa, krippea, G. krippe crib. See {Crib}.] A manger or open frame for hay; a crib; a rack. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Begin from first where He encradled was …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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