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 Cruel (The).Crummy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cruel (now Crewel) Garters.
 
Garters made of worsted or yarn.   1
       
“Ha! ha! look, he wears cruel garters.”
       
Shakespeare: King Lear, ii. 4.
       
“Wearing of silk, why art thou so cruel?”
       
Woman’s a Weathercock (1612).
 


 Cruel (The).Crummy. 

 
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