Origin of cratch
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(b) Nares suggests that the proper name is “Cratch Cradle,” and is derived from the archaic word cratch, meaning a manger.The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol I of II)|Alice Bertha Gomme
A huge Christmas pie, made in the shape of a cratch or cradle, was placed on the board.
It's what a pig-killer fastens the pig down with—on the cratch.The Borough Treasurer|Joseph Smith Fletcher
Some children call this game "cat's cradle," but it should be "cratch cradle."Golden Moments|Anonymous
A further storage place for bacon is the cratch (otherwise the “rack”) in the roof-joists.Summer Days in Shakespeare Land|Charles G. Harper