(Crass) a. [L. crassus thick, fat, gross, prob. orig., closely woven. See Grease animal fat, and
cf. Crate, Hurdle.] Gross; thick; dense; coarse; not elaborated or refined. "Crass and fumid exhalations."
Sir. T. Browne. "Crass ignorance" Cudworth.
(||Cras`sa*men"tum) n. [L. crassamentum, fr. crassare
to make thick. See Crass, a.] A semisolid mass or clot, especially that formed in coagulation of the
(Cras"si*ment) n. See Crassament.
(Cras"si*tude) n. [L. crassitudo.] Grossness; coarseness; thickness; density. Bacon.
(Crass"ness) n. Grossness. [Obs.] Glanvill.
(Cras`ti*na"tion) n. [L. crastinus of to-morrow, from cras to-morrow.] Procrastination; a
putting off till to-morrow. [Obs.]
(||Cra*tæ"gus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. krataigo`s.] (Bot.) A genus of small, hardy trees, including the
hawthorn, much used for ornamental purposes.
(Cratch) n. [OE. cracche, crecche, F. crèche crib, manger, fr. OHG. krippa, krippea, G. krippe
crib. See Crib.] A manger or open frame for hay; a crib; a rack. [Obs.]
Begin from first where He encradled was, Cratch cradle, a representation of the figure of the cratch, made upon the fingers with a string; cat's
cradle; called also scratch cradle.
In simple cratch, wrapt in a wad of hay.
(Crate) n. [L. cratis hurdle; perh. akin to E. cradle. See Hurdle, and cf. Crate a framework.]
1. A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar
2. A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, used especially for transporting
(Crate), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crated; p. pr. & vb. n. Crating.] To pack in a crate or case for
transportation; as, to crate a sewing machine; to crate peaches.
(Cra"ter) n. [L. crater, cratera, a mixing vessel, the mouth of a volcano, Gr. krath`r, fr. keranny`nai
to mix; cf. Skr. çri to mix, çir to cook, çra to cook. Cf. Grail, in Holy Grail.]
1. The basinlike opening or mouth of a volcano, through which the chief eruption comes; similarly, the
mouth of a geyser, about which a cone of silica is often built up.
2. (Mil.) The pit left by the explosion of a mine.
3. (Astron.) A constellation of the southen hemisphere; called also the Cup.
(Cra*ter"i*form) a. [L. cratera + -form.] (Bot.) Having the form of a shallow bowl; said
of a corolla.
(Cra"ter*ous) a. Pertaining to, or resembling, a crater. [R.] R. Browning.
(Craunch) v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Craunched (kr?ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. Craunching.] [See
Crunch.] To crush with the teeth; to chew with violence and noise; to crunch. Swift.