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crock


  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crock  \Crock\  (kr[o^]k),  n.  [Cf.  W.  croeg  cover,  Scot.  crochit 
  covered.] 
  The  loose  black  particles  collected  from  combustion,  as  on 
  pots  and  kettles,  or  in  a  chimney;  soot;  smut;  also  coloring 
  matter  which  rubs  off  from  cloth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crock  \Crock\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crocked}  (kr[o^]kt);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Crocking}.] 
  To  soil  by  contact  as  with  soot,  or  with  the  coloring  matter 
  of  badly  dyed  cloth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crock  \Crock\,  v.  i. 
  To  give  off  crock  or  smut. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crock  \Crock\,  n. 
  A  low  stool.  ``I  .  .  .  seated  her  upon  a  little  crock.'' 
  --Tatler. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crock  \Crock\  (kr?k),  n.  [AS.  croc,  croca,  crog,  croh;  akin  to 
  D.  kruik  G.  krug,  Icel.  krukka  Dan.  krukke  Sw  kruka  but 
  cf  W.  crwc  bucket,  pail,  crochan  pot,  cregen  earthen  vessel, 
  jar.  Cf  {Cruet}.] 
  Any  piece  of  crockery,  especially  of  coarse  earthenware;  an 
  earthen  pot  or  pitcher. 
 
  Like  foolish  flies  about  an  honey  crock.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crock  \Crock\,  v.  t. 
  To  lay  up  in  a  crock;  as  to  crock  butter.  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crock 
  n  :  an  earthen  jar  (made  of  baked  clay)  [syn:  {earthenware  jar}] 
  v  1:  release  color  when  rubbed,  of  badly  dyed  fabric 
  2:  soil  with  soot 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  crock  n.  [from  the  American  scatologism  `crock  of  shit']  1.  An 
  awkward  feature  or  programming  technique  that  ought  to  be  made  cleaner. 
  For  example,  using  small  integers  to  represent  error  codes  without 
  the  program  interpreting  them  to  the  user  (as  in  for  example,  Unix 
  `make(1)',  which  returns  code  139  for  a  process  that  dies  due  to 
  {segfault}).  2.  A  technique  that  works  acceptably,  but  which  is  quite 
  prone  to  failure  if  disturbed  in  the  least.  For  example,  a  too-clever 
  programmer  might  write  an  assembler  which  mapped  instruction  mnemonics 
  to  numeric  opcodes  algorithmically  a  trick  which  depends  far  too 
  intimately  on  the  particular  bit  patterns  of  the  opcodes  (For  another 
  example  of  programming  with  a  dependence  on  actual  opcode  values,  see 
  {The  Story  of  Mel}  in  Appendix  A.)  Many  crocks  have  a  tightly  woven, 
  almost  completely  unmodifiable  structure.  See  {kluge},  {brittle}. 
  The  adjectives  `crockish'  and  `crocky',  and  the  nouns  `crockishness' 
  and  `crockitude',  are  also  used 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  crock 
 
  [American  scatologism  "crock  of  shit"]  1.  An  awkward  feature 
  or  programming  technique  that  ought  to  be  made  cleaner.  For 
  example,  using  small  integers  to  represent  error  codes  without 
  the  program  interpreting  them  to  the  user  (as  in  for  example, 
  Unix  "make(1)",  which  returns  code  139  for  a  process  that  dies 
  due  to  {segfault}). 
 
  2.  A  technique  that  works  acceptably,  but  which  is  quite  prone 
  to  failure  if  disturbed  in  the  least.  For  example,  a 
  too-clever  programmer  might  write  an  assembler  which  mapped 
  {instruction  mnemonics}  to  numeric  {opcode}s 
  {algorithm}ically,  a  trick  which  depends  far  too  intimately  on 
  the  particular  bit  patterns  of  the  opcodes  (For  another 
  example  of  programming  with  a  dependence  on  actual  opcode 
  values,  see  {The  Story  of  Mel}.)  Many  crocks  have  a  tightly 
  woven,  almost  completely  unmodifiable  structure.  See  {kluge}, 
  {brittle}.  The  adjectives  crockish"  and  "crocky",  and  the 
  nouns  crockishness"  and  "crockitude",  are  also  used 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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