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 Cru’cial.Cruel (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Crude Forms
 
in grammar. The roots or essential letters of words. The words are crude or unfinished. Thus am-is the crude form of the verb amo; bon-of the adjective bonus; and domin- of the noun dominus.   1
 


 Cru’cial.Cruel (The). 

 
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