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 Cringle (Tom).Crip’plegate. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Crip’ple.
 
A battered or bent sixpence; so called because it is hard to make it go.   1
 


 Cringle (Tom).Crip’plegate. 

 
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