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 Crit’ic.Croakumshire. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Croak’er (2 syl.).
 
A raven, so called from its croak; one who takes a desponding view of things. Goldsmith, in his Good-natured Man, has a character so named.   1
 


 Crit’ic.Croakumshire. 

 
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