Charles. 1852–1938, British dog breeder, who organized the first (1886) of the annual dog shows known as Cruft's

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Historical Examples of cruft

  • Colonel Cruft formed in line of battle to the right of Colonel Smith.

  • Cruft was on the crest, Osterhaus in the eastern valley, and Geary in the western—all within easy supporting distance.

    The Civil War Through the Camera

    Henry W. (Henry William) Elson

  • He possessed points which, exhibited individually, would have gained many marks at Cruft's Dog-Show.

  • Back there, among the shelves of milk crates stuffed with T-shirts and cruft, he had a thought.

  • General Cruft then made a neat little speech, which was happily responded to by Captain Standart.

    Our Battery

    Orlando P. Cutter