Cronies
crony cro"ny (kr[=o]"n[y^]), n.; pl. {Cronies} (kr[=o]"n[i^]z). [Orig., an old woman. See {Crone}.] 1. A crone. [Obs.] ``Marry not an old crony.'' --Burton. [1913 Webster]

2. An intimate companion; a familiar friend. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

He soon found his former cronies, though all rather the worse for the wear and tear of time. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]


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