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cruth


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cruth  \Cruth\  (kr?th),  n.  [W.  crwth.]  (Mus.) 
  See  4th  {Crowd}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crowd  \Crowd\,  n.  [W.  crwth;  akin  to  Gael.  cruit.  Perh.  named 
  from  its  shape,  and  akin  to  Gr  kyrto`s  curved,  and  E.  curve. 
  Cf  {Rote}.] 
  An  ancient  instrument  of  music  with  six  strings;  a  kind  of 
  violin,  being  the  oldest  known  stringed  instrument  played 
  with  a  bow.  [Written  also  {croud},  {crowth},  {cruth},  and 
  {crwth}.] 
 
  A  lackey  that  .  .  .  can  warble  upon  a  crowd  a  little. 
  --B.  Jonson