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 Cracked Pipkins.Cracknells (from the French craquelin). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cracker.
 
So called from the noise it makes when it goes off.   1
 


 Cracked Pipkins.Cracknells (from the French craquelin). 

 
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