Definition of Croches
1. croche [n] - See also: croche
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Croches
Literary usage of Croches
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Sportsman's Dictionary: Or The Gentleman's Companion: for Town and ...Sports (1800)
"... royals and croches turned downwards, are properly termed heads. ... of Го many croches : all heads of deer which do not bear above three or four, ..."
2. Turbervile's Booke of Hunting, 1576 by George Turberville (1908)
"... heades which beare not aboue three or foure, the croches ... are to be called heades of fo many croches. ..."
3. A Dictionary of Sports: Or, Companion to the Field, the Forest, and the by Harry Harewood (1835)
"If croches grow in the form of a man's hand, it is then called a palmed head. Heads bearing not above three or four, the croches being placed aloft, ..."
4. The Sportsman's Dictionary; Or, The Gentleman's Companion: for Town and ...Hunting (1785)
"Jf croches grow in the form of a man's hand, it is then called ... Heads bearing not above three or four, the croches being placed aloft, all of one height, ..."
5. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"If you are asked what a stag bears, you are only to reckon the croches he bears, and never to express an odd number ; for, if lie lias four croches on his ..."
6. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1847)
"Of a stag, if perfect, the our, the pearls, the beam, the gutters, the antler, the sur-antler, royal, sur-royal, and all at the top the croches. ..."