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These stakes were crotched at the ends, so as to support others for the roof.

From a pole, upheld by two crotched supports, hung a big iron kettle over the flames.

The ridgepole of the roof was supported by two crotched trees and the roofing was made of logs and wooden slabs.

Ethan had made a rest for the rifle of a crotched stick, for the piece was too heavy for him to hold up to his shoulder.

The most common form was a lean-to, made by setting a couple of crotched posts in the ground with a long pole for a ridge.

He noticed two willow wands lying crossed on the ground and pegged down with a crotched stick.

The crotched limbs can be about three inches long and the poles cut to four feet high.

A lever is rigged like a well sweep, using a crotched stick for the post, and a strong pole for the sweep.

Our beds were constructed by driving a crotched stick down at each corner, and then placing a pole from one to the other.

The Ornithologist and I fell unobtrusively to the rear, while the dauntless Pan led the van with a crotched stick.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, original meaning "pitchfork," from Old North French croche "shepherd's crook," variant of croc "hook" (see crochet); meaning "region where the body forks" is 1590s.

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