An' first of all Tacoma went to cut down the tree, an' him couldn' bear the itch, I mean 'cratch of the tree.
It's what a pig-killer fastens the pig down with—on the cratch.
They learned to play "cratch cradle," and when they did this the names of every thing used were learned.
A huge Christmas pie, made in the shape of a cratch or cradle, was placed on the board.
(b) Nares suggests that the proper name is “cratch Cradle,” and is derived from the archaic word cratch, meaning a manger.
A further storage place for bacon is the cratch (otherwise the “rack”) in the roof-joists.
An' William Tell made a law that any man come to cut the tree they must not 'cratch their 'kin or else they would lose the cow.
Coiros are beeves fattened at the cratch in ox-stalls, or in the fresh guimo meadows.
If the taile of a wolfe be hung in the cratch of Oxen, they can never eat their meate.
Some children call this game "cat's cradle," but it should be "cratch cradle."