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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cratch  \Cratch\  (kr?ch;  224),  n.  [OE.  cracche,  crecche,  F. 
  cr[`e]che  crib,  manger,  fr  OHG.  krippa,  krippea  G.  krippe 
  crib.  See  {Crib}.] 
  A  manger  or  open  frame  for  hay;  a  crib;  a  rack.  [Obs.] 
  Begin  from  first  where  He  encradled  was  In  simple 
  cratch,  wrapt  in  a  wad  of  hay.  --Spenser. 
  {Cratch  cradle},  a  representation  of  the  figure  of  the 
  cratch,  made  upon  the  fingers  with  a  string;  cat's  cradle; 
  --  called  also  {scratch  cradle}.