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craw

[kraw] /krɔ/
noun
1.
the crop of a bird or insect.
2.
the stomach of an animal.
Idioms
3.
stick in one's craw, to cause considerable or abiding resentment; rankle:
She said I was pompous, and that really stuck in my craw.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English crawe, probably akin to crag2
Can be confused
craw, crawl, crow.
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British Dictionary definitions for stick in ones craw

craw

/krɔː/
noun
1.
a less common word for crop (sense 6)
2.
the stomach of an animal
3.
(informal) stick in one's craw, stick in one's throat, to be difficult, or against one's conscience, for one to accept, utter, or believe
Word Origin
C14: related to Middle High German krage, Middle Dutch crāghe neck, Icelandic kragi collar
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Word Origin and History for stick in ones craw

craw

n.

Old English *cræg "throat," a Germanic word (e.g. Middle Dutch craghe "neck, throat," Old High German chrago, German Kragen "collar, neck"), of obscure origin.

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