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When the ladies had withdrawn, young Crotchet addressed the company.

From this eventful night, young Crotchet was seen no more on English mould.

Mr. Crotchet told the Reverend Doctor Folliott the news of the morning.

Humor my crotchet just now, and perhaps I may humor yours a month or two hence.

Here you have just that kind of crotchet that I am going to deal with.

Each of us has his own crotchet, which differs from the other man's.

Now and then the crotchet of a Colonel does a vast deal of mischief.

Come, come, Mr. Crotchet, dont insult a man in his own room.

To retain rhythmic integrity, this has been edited to read as a crotchet.

The first note of the measure, which was a minim, has been changed to a crotchet.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "crocket," later "small hook" (early 15c.), from Old French crochet (pronounced "crotchet") "hook" (see crochet). As a surgical instrument, from 1750. Figurative use in musical notation is from mid-15c., from the shape of the notes. Meaning "whimsical fancy" is from 1570s; perhaps from the same mechanical image in crank; but other authorities link this sense to the musical notation one.

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