"Cares crop up in villas." Beaconsfield.
(Crop"-ear`) n. A person or animal whose ears are cropped.
(Crop"-eared`) a. Having the ears cropped.
(Crop"ful) a. Having a full crop or belly; satiated. Milton.
1. One that crops.
2. A variety of pigeon with a large crop; a pouter.
3. (Mech.) A machine for cropping, as for shearing off bolts or rod iron, or for facing cloth.
4. A fall on one's head when riding at full speed, as in hunting; hence, a sudden failure or collapse. [Slang.]
(Crop"sick`) a. Sick from excess in eating or drinking. [Obs.] "Cropsick drunkards." Tate.
Crop"sick`ness, n. [Obs.] Whitlock.
(Crop"-tailed`) a. Having the tail cropped.
(Cro*quet") n. [From French; cf. Walloon croque blow, fillip. F. croquet a crisp biscuit, croquer
to crunch, fr. croc a crackling sound, of imitative origin. Croquet then properly meant a smart tap on
1. An open-air game in which two or more players endeavor to drive wooden balls, by means of mallets,
through a series of hoops or arches set in the ground according to some pattern.
2. The act of croqueting.
(Cro*quet"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Croqueted (-k?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Croqueting ] In the game
of croquet, to drive away an opponent's ball, after putting one's own in contact with it, by striking one's
own ball with the mallet.
(||Cro*quette") n. [F., fr. croquer to crunch.] (Cookery) A ball of minced meat, fowl, rice, or
other ingredients, highly seasoned, and fried.
(Crore) n. [Hind. karo&rsdot, Skr. ko&tsdoti.] Ten millions; as, a crore of rupees [East Indies]
(Cro"sier) n. [OE. rocer, croser, croyser, fr. croce crosier, OF. croce, croche, F. crosse, fr.
LL. crocea, crocia, from the same German or Celtic sourse as F. croc hook; akin to E. crook.] The
pastoral staff of a bishop (also of an archbishop, being the symbol of his office as a shepherd of the
flock of God.
The true shape of the crosier was with a hooked or curved top; the archbishop's staff alone bore a cross
instead of a crook, and was of exceptional, not of regular form. Skeat.
(Cro"siered) a. Bearing a crosier.
(Cros"let) n. See Crosslet.