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crotal

crottle

/ (ˈkrɒtəl) /
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noun
Scot any of various lichens used in dyeing wool, esp for the manufacture of tweeds
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Word Origin for crotal

Gaelic crotal
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How to use crotal in a sentence

  • My father seemed to age perceptibly, reflecting on his companion gone, and he clung to me like the crotal to the stone.

    John Splendid|Neil Munro
  • Too much crotal will make the wool a dark red brown, but a very pretty terra cotta red can be got.

    Vegetable Dyes|Ethel M. Mairet
  • Thereafter, on cushioned beds were repasts, long and savorous, eaten to the sound of crotal and of flute.

  • It is better, however, to get the shade by altering the quantity of Crotal used.

    Vegetable Dyes|Ethel M. Mairet
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