Note: The breakfast rice may also be made in a crock pot overnight.
JASON ( swatting an imaginary gnat): Hope over fear... What a crock.
George W. Bush did it, with compassionate conservatism, crock though it was.
Fresh eggs may be added daily until the crock is filled, having the mixture at least one inch above the last layer of eggs.
They were a crock of salt, a tin of soda and a porcelain pitcher of water.
"Get out a crock of strawberry preserves," said Marilla consolingly.
The quartet that empties its crock first wins the game, and then the sets of players change.
The pot (as at Blackfriars) is the three-legged cast-iron vessel called in Devonshire a "crock."
Should he blab it out, and so be poor again, and lose the crock?
He set three tumblers and a crock of water upon the table and each helped himself liberally.
Old English crocc, crocca "pot, vessel," from Proto-Germanic *krogu "pitcher, pot" (cf. Old Frisian krocha "pot," Old Saxon kruka, Middle Dutch cruke, Dutch kruik, Old High German kruog "pitcher," German Krug, Old Norse krukka "pot"). Perhaps from the same source as Middle Irish crocan "pot," Greek krossos "pitcher," Old Church Slavonic krugla "cup." Used as an image of worthless rubbish since 19c., perhaps from the use of crockery as chamberpots.
[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.) 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.