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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crone  \Crone\  (kr?n),  n.  [OD.  kronie,  karonie  an  old  sheep,  OF 
  carogne,  F.  charogne  carrion  (also  F.  carogne  illnatured 
  woman.).  See  {Carrion},  and  {Crony}.] 
  1.  An  old  ewe.  [Obs.]  --Tusser. 
 
  2.  An  old  woman;  --  usually  in  contempt. 
 
  But  still  the  crone  was  constant  to  her  note. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  An  old  man;  especially,  a  man  who  talks  and  acts  like  an 
  old  woman.  [R.] 
 
  The  old  crone  [a  negro  man]  lived  in  a  hovel,  .  .  . 
  which  his  master  had  given  him  --W.  Irving. 
 
  A  few  old  battered  crones  of  office.  --Beaconsfield. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crone 
  n  :  an  ugly  evil-looking  old  woman  [syn:  {hag},  {beldam},  {beldame}, 
  {witch}] 




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