Synonyms for crock

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Strain the cream from the crock into the churn, and put on the lid.

She put the crock down and came close to him and took hold of his arm.

All of us on your hands, and no money, and me such a crock, and presently a new baby.

Should he blab it out, and so be poor again, and lose the crock?

They were a crock of salt, a tin of soda and a porcelain pitcher of water.

The quartet that empties its crock first wins the game, and then the sets of players change.

What did you call that mess in the crock with the handle, Longy?

"Get out a crock of strawberry preserves," said Marilla consolingly.

Would they like to look into the crock, and see if a man was boiling there?

Upon this crock, which was placed under the beam, he was requested to stand.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English crocc, crocca "pot, vessel," from Proto-Germanic *krogu "pitcher, pot" (cf. Old Frisian krocha "pot," Old Saxon kruka, Middle Dutch cruke, Dutch kruik, Old High German kruog "pitcher," German Krug, Old Norse krukka "pot"). Perhaps from the same source as Middle Irish crocan "pot," Greek krossos "pitcher," Old Church Slavonic krugla "cup." Used as an image of worthless rubbish since 19c., perhaps from the use of crockery as chamberpots.

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