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NOUN (3)

1. a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink;
[syn: carbon black, lampblack, soot, smut, crock]

2. nonsense; foolish talk;
- Example: "that's a crock"

3. an earthen jar (made of baked clay);
[syn: crock, earthenware jar]


VERB (2)

1. release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric;

2. soil with or as with crock;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crock \Crock\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crocked (kr[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Crocking.] To soil by contact, as with soot, or with the coloring matter of badly dyed cloth. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crock \Crock\, v. i. To give off crock or smut. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crock \Crock\, v. t. To lay up in a crock; as, to crock butter. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crock \Crock\ (kr[o^]k), n. [Cf. W. croeg cover, Scot. crochit covered.] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crock \Crock\, n. A low stool. "I . . . seated her upon a little crock." --Tatler. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crock \Crock\ (kr[o^]k), n. [AS. croc, croca, crog, croh; akin to D. kruik, G. krug, Icel. krukka, Dan. krukke, Sw. kruka; but cf. W. crwc bucket, pail, crochan pot, cregen earthen vessel, jar. Cf. Cruet.] Any piece of crockery, especially of coarse earthenware; an earthen pot or pitcher. [1913 Webster] Like foolish flies about an honey crock. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crock \Crock\, n. 1. a person who is worn out with age or illness. [PJC] 2. an old person who complains frequently about illness, especially imaginary ailments. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

crock \crock\, n. nonsense; balderdash; humbug; -- usually used in the phrase a crock. [slang] [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

crock n 1: a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink [syn: carbon black, lampblack, soot, smut, crock] 2: nonsense; foolish talk; "that's a crock" 3: an earthen jar (made of baked clay) [syn: crock, earthenware jar] v 1: release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric 2: soil with or as with crock
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "crock": adobe, balker, balky horse, biscuit, bisque, bowl, brick, cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, china, crockery, crowbait, dog, enamelware, firebrick, garron, glass, goat, hack, jade, jug, jughead, nag, plug, porcelain, pot, pottery, refractory, roarer, rogue, rosinante, scalawag, stiff, tile, tiling, urn, vase, whistler
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

crock n. [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.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

crock [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.) 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. [Jargon File]