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 Cro’nian Sea.Crook in the Lot. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cro’ny.
 
A familiar friend. An old crony is an intimate of times gone by. Probably crone with the diminutive ie for endearment, and equivalent to “dear old fellow,” “dear old boy.” (See CRONE.)   1
 


 Cro’nian Sea.Crook in the Lot. 

 
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