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carbon black, lampblack, soot, smut, crock(noun)
a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
nonsense; foolish talk
"that's a crock"
crock, earthenware jar(verb)
an earthen jar (made of baked clay)
release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric
soil with or as with crock
a person who is worn out with age or illness.
an old person who complains frequently about illness, especially imaginary ailments.
A stoneware or earthenware jar or storage container.
A piece of broken pottery, a shard.
A person who is physically limited by age, illness or injury.
Old crocks home = home for the aged
An old or broken-down vehicle (and formerly a horse).
Old crocks race = veteran car rally
Silly talk, a foolish belief, a poor excuse, nonsense.
To break something or injure someone.
To transfer coloring through abrasion from one item to another.
To cover the drain holes of a planter with stones or similar material, in order to ensure proper drainage.
Origin: From crokke, from crocc, crocca, from krukkō, from k(')rōug(')-. Cognate with kruik, Krug, krukke, krukka, crog, croh. See also cruse.
the loose black particles collected from combustion, as on pots and kettles, or in a chimney; soot; smut; also, coloring matter which rubs off from cloth
to soil by contact, as with soot, or with the coloring matter of badly dyed cloth
to give off crock or smut
a low stool
any piece of crockery, especially of coarse earthenware; an earthen pot or pitcher
to lay up in a crock; as, to crock butter
Origin: [Cf. W. croeg cover, Scot. crochit covered.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[from the American scatologism crock of shit] 1. An awkward feature or programming technique that ought to be made cleaner. For example, using small integers to represent error codes without the program interpreting them to the user (as in, for example, Unix make(1), which returns code 139 for a process that dies due to segfault). 2. A technique that works acceptably, but which is quite prone to failure if disturbed in the least. For example, a too-clever programmer might write an assembler which mapped instruction mnemonics to numeric opcodes algorithmically, a trick which depends far too intimately on the particular bit patterns of the opcodes. (For another example of programming with a dependence on actual opcode values, see The Story of Mel' in Appendix A.) Many crocks have a tightly woven, almost completely unmodifiable structure. See kluge, brittle. The adjectives crockish and crocky, and the nouns crockishness and crockitude, are also used.
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