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"Wait until I throw in the other gear," he added to his cronies in a low voice.

Is it suspicion that she has had you at her studio to make a Roman holiday for her friends and cronies?

But the manner of the cronies changed toward him nevertheless.

Sunday as it was, Capt'n Davy's cronies came as usual at nightfall.

Returning in about a twelvemonth, he resumed his old seat, among his cronies.

I dare say he is like his name—one of your father's cronies—a drinker and a swearer.

"I hope that ain't Andy Foger or any of his cronies," he said to himself.

Bill Glutts and his cronies had gone ahead, as already stated.

With Glutts were Codfish, Carncross, and three other of the bully's cronies.

By striking a balance, the two cronies each obtained what he wanted.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, Cambridge student slang, probably from Greek khronios "long-lasting," from khronos "time" (see chrono-), and with a sense of "old friend," or "contemporary."

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