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crockery

[krok-uh-ree] /ˈkrɒk ə ri/
noun
1.
crocks collectively; earthenware.
Origin of crockery
1710-1720
1710-20; crock1 + -ery
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  • Observing the fall in his crockery, and the general confusion of things, my host quietly asked, "What's to pay?"

    Among the Pines James R. Gilmore
  • crockery is desirable for some bowls, jars, and serving dishes.

  • The upshot of which, was, to smash this witness like a crockery vessel, and shiver his part of the case to useless lumber.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Its crockery and atmosphere were thick; its soup and napery thin.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • Jane dwelt smilingly upon it as she set the rain-god on the mantel, with a crockery bowl of yellow daisies to maintain his state.

    A Prairie Infanta Eva Wilder Brodhead
  • And we all, with the suppers and the crockery and the goat, were stretched out on the sand.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • Take care o' that air bundle, now; mebbe there's glass or crockery in 't.

    Poganuc People Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Why it sounded to me just like the crash of a tray full of crockery ware.

    Jessie Carlton Francis Forrester
  • I found in them mahogany furniture, crockery and glass ware, and shelves of useful books.

    The Freedmen's Book Lydia Maria Child
British Dictionary definitions for crockery

crockery

/ˈkrɒkərɪ/
noun
1.
china dishes, earthen vessels, etc, collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for crockery
n.

"earthen vessels collectively," 1719 (in crockery-ware); see crock + -ery.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for crockery

crockery

noun

  1. The teeth (1900s+)
  2. pitcher's arm that becomes lame and ineffective; Glass Arm (1950s+ Baseball)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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