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 Cra’venCray’on (Geoffrey). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Crawley.
 
Crooked as Crawley (or) Crawley brook, a river in Bedfordshire. That part called the brook, which runs into the Ouse, is so crooked that a boat would have to go eighty miles in order to make a progress direct of eighteen. (Fuller: Worthies.)   1
 


 Cra’venCray’on (Geoffrey). 

 
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