Crochet hook, Crochet needle, a small hook, or a hooked needle (often of bone), used in crochet work.

(Cro*chet"), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Crocheted (shad"); p. pr. & vb. n. Crocheting ] To knit with a crochet needle or hook; as, to crochet a shawl.

(Cro"ci*a*ry) n. [See Crosier.] (Eccl.) One who carries the cross before an archbishop. [Obs.]

(Cro*cid"o*lite) n. kroky`s nap on cloth + -lite.]—> (Min.) A mineral occuring in silky fibers of a lavender blue color. It is related to hornblende and is essentially a silicate of iron and soda; — called also blue asbestus. A silicified form, in which the fibers penetrating quartz are changed to oxide of iron, is the yellow brown tiger-eye of the jewelers.

(Cro"cin) n. [Gr. saffron.] (Chem.) (a) The coloring matter of Chinese yellow pods, the fruit of Gardenia grandiflora. Watts. (b) A red powder (called also polychroite), which is made from the saffron (Crocus sativus). See Polychroite.

(Crock) n. [Cf. W. croeg cover, Scot. crochit covered.] The loose black particles collected from combustion, as on pots and kettles, or in a chimney; soot; smut; also, coloring matter which rubs off from cloth.

(Crock), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crocked (krokt); p. pr. & vb. n. Crocking.] To soil by contact, as with soot, or with the coloring matter of badly dyed cloth.

(Crock), v. i. To give off crock or smut.

(Crock), n. A low stool. "I . . . seated her upon a little crock." Tatler.

(Crock) n. [AS. croc, croca, crog, croh; akin to D. kruik, G. krug, Icel. krukka, Dan. krukke, Sw. kruka; but cf. W. crwc bucket, pail, crochan pot, cregen earthen vessel, jar. Cf. Cruet.] Any piece of crockery, especially of coarse earthenware; an earthen pot or pitcher.

Like foolish flies about an honey crock.

1. A native of Croatia, in Austria; esp., one of the native Slavic race.

2. An irregular soldier, generally from Croatia.

(Cro*a"tian) a. Of or pertaining to Croatia.n. A Croat.

(Cro"ce*in) n. [See Croceous.] (Chem.) A name given to any one of several yellow or scarlet dyestuffs of artificial production and complex structure. In general they are diazo and sulphonic acid derivatives of benzene and naphthol.

(Cro"ceous) a. [L. croceus, fr. crocus saffron. See Crocus.] Of, pertaining to, or like, saffron; deep reddish yellow. [R.]

(Cro"ce*tin) n. (Chem.) A dyestuff, obtained from the Chinese crocin, which produces a brilliant yellow.

(Croche) n. [OF. croche, equiv. to F. crochet, croc, hook. See Crotchet, Crook.] A little bud or knob at the top of a deer's antler.

(Cro*chet") n. [F. crochet small hook. See Croche.] A kind of knitting done by means of a hooked needle, with worsted, silk, or cotton; crochet work. Commonly used adjectively.

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