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Definitions of crone

  1. An old woman. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. An old woman; -- usually in contempt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. An old man; especially, a man who talks and acts like an old woman. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A withered old woman; as, a toothless, wrinkled crone. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A withered old woman. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for crone

  1. She may be found looking into the eyes of some ancient crone who, like herself, has survived from a previous state of civilisation, seeking there a confirmation of a view of life of which a troublous doubt has crept even into her own soul. – Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner
  2. Then a modest- looking girl, leading an ancient woman with badly inflamed eyelids and paralysed arms, rubbed his eyelids, and then gently stroked the closed eyelids of the crone – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
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