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crowdy

or crow·die

[kroo-dee, kroh-, kroo d-ee]
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noun, plural crow·dies. Scot. and North England.
  1. a dish of meal, especially oatmeal and water, or sometimes milk, stirred together; gruel; brose; porridge.
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Origin of crowdy

First recorded in 1490–1500; of obscure origin
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  • Crowdy's eyes were closed; he looked to be on the verge of death.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch

    Jackson Gregory

  • There was a hole in Crowdy's chest, high up near the throat, that was bleeding profusely.

  • His fingers, busy with the string at Crowdy's belt, brought away the canvas bag.

  • Crowdy had lost a deal of blood, and though he complained of little pain, was clearly in sore need of medical attention.

  • Then there was Crowdy,—Crowdy, whose high-flown ideas hardly tallied with the stern realities of his life.