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But just as the former is not necessarily a crutch, so the latter was not necessarily a cross.

With these words he took an iron poker and fashioned it into a crutch for himself.

How he tried all kinds of artifices, as he leaned on his crutch, and all in vain!

The "knocker-up" lifted his crutch and with the upper end of it he battered at the dog's brains.

The publican, who carried a stick, was drunk, and the "knocker-up" was staggering on a crutch.

"But he couldn't walk without his crutch," M. Binet insisted.

Give me that crutch; let me have one lick at him, for the love of Mary.

No—if he only gets the crutch and the came, I will make the patch for his eye, to-night.

And then he told me to help Petie down with the crutch, but not go into the room.

In spite of himself, the Forecaster's glance fell on the crutch.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English crycce "crutch, staff," from Proto-Germanic *krukjo (cf. Old Saxon krukka, Middle Dutch crucke, Old High German krucka, German Kröcke "crutch," related to Old Norse krokr "hook;" see crook). Figurative sense is first recorded c.1600. As a verb, from 1640s. Italian gruccia "crutch," crocco "hook" are Germanic loan-words.

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