from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A crotchety person; one devoted to some favorite theory, crotchet, or hobby.


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  • She is good reading always, however much we may sometimes pish and pshaw at the untimely poppings-in of the platitudes and crotchets (for he was that most abominable of things, a platitudinous crotcheteer) of Richard her father.

    The English Novel George Saintsbury 1889

  • Moreover, in "Szomorú Napok" will be found some of Jókai's most original characters, notably, the ludicrous, if infinitely mischievous, political crotcheteer, "Numa Pompilius;" the drunken cantor, Michael Kordé, whose grotesque adventure in the dog-kennel is a true _Fantasiestück à la

    The Day of Wrath M��r J��kai 1864

  • As a second time around new mom, this blogger and knitter/crotcheteer also is an example to follow ..

    Blogbot - forsiden 2010


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