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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cratch \Cratch\ (kr?ch; 224), n. [OE. cracche, crecche, F. cr[`e]che crib, manger, fr. OHG. krippa, krippea, G. krippe crib. See Crib.] A manger or open frame for hay; a crib; a rack. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Begin from first where He encradled was, In simple cratch, wrapt in a wad of hay. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Cratch cradle, a representation of the figure of the cratch, made upon the fingers with a string; cat's cradle; -- called also scratch cradle. [1913 Webster]