Mr. crotchet told the Reverend Doctor Folliott the news of the morning.
From this eventful night, young crotchet was seen no more on English mould.
When he spoke of crotchet, he probably meant cruck, of which it was a later derivative.
Now and then the crotchet of a Colonel does a vast deal of mischief.
When a young doctor takes up a crotchet, he likes to hold to it.
To retain rhythmic integrity, this has been edited to read as a crotchet.
I am going to Mrs. crotchet's concert, and in my way back shall make my bow at Sir George's.
The first note of the measure, which was a minim, has been changed to a crotchet.
Your friend's notion of my life has put a crotchet in my head of sketching it in some future epistle to you.
You will vow that's a crotchet of mine, but it's a fact; and I will tell you how it is, some other time.
late 14c., "crocket," later "small hook" (early 15c.), from Old French crochet (pronounced "crotchet") "hook" (see crochet). As a surgical instrument, from 1750. Figurative use in musical notation is from mid-15c., from the shape of the notes. Meaning "whimsical fancy" is from 1570s; perhaps from the same mechanical image in crank; but other authorities link this sense to the musical notation one.