Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Crambo.

 Crambe bis Cocta [“cabbage boiled twice”].Crampart (King). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Repetition. So called from a game which consists in some one setting a line which another is to rhyme to, but no one word of the first line must occur in the second.   1
   Dumb crambo. Pantomime of a word in rhyme to a given word. Thus if “cat” is the given word, the pantomimists would act Bat, Fat, Hat, Mat, Pat, Rat, Sat, etc., till the word acted is guessed.   2

 Crambe bis Cocta [“cabbage boiled twice”].Crampart (King). 


Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2020 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit · Free Essays · Cookie Settings