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cruse

[krooz, kroos]
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noun
  1. an earthen pot, bottle, etc., for liquids.
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Origin of cruse

1225–75; Middle English crouse (Old English crūse; cognate with German Krause pot with lid), conflated with croo (Old English crōg, crōh; cognate with German Krug jug)
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Historical Examples

  • In every case I found below-decks a number of cruses of corn-brandy, marked aquavit, two of which I took into the pram.

    The Purple Cloud

    M.P. Shiel


British Dictionary definitions for cruses

cruse

noun
  1. a small earthenware container used, esp formerly, for liquids
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Word Origin

Old English crūse; related to Middle High German krūse, Dutch kroes jug
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Word Origin and History for cruses

cruse

n.

"small vessel for liquids," early 15c., perhaps related to Old Norse krus "pot, tankard," from a general Germanic root of unknown origin. Cf. Middle Dutch cruese, Dutch kroes "cup, pot, mug," Middle Low German krus, Danish krus "mug, jug," German Krause "jug, mug."

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