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 Crot’alum.Croto’na’s Sage. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Crot’chet.
 
A whim; a fancy; a twist of the mind, like the crotch or crome of a stick. (See CROOK.)   1
       
“The duke hath crotchets in him.”
       
Shakespeare: Measure for Measure, iii. 2.
 


 Crot’alum.Croto’na’s Sage. 

 
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