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The bully and his crony had, from a distance, watched the departure of the Rovers.

Andy cranked up and he and his crony getting into the car were about to start off.

There, in front of the soda fountain, were the bully of the Hall and his crony.

"Blamed if I know who that fellow was," he remarked to a crony.

Far from us, indeed, to have volunteered the betrayal of our crony.

Cromwell said, 'your Grace of Canterbury hath a jewel in your crony and helper.

And plucking his crony by the arm he hurried out of the alleyway into the street.

Each feature of it, town and landward, was a crony of old years.

Here I am, returned Gamain, with the familiarity of a crony.

"An' no wonder, considerin' how things has befallen," remarked the crony.

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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