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 Encrat’ites (4 syl.).End. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Encroach
 
means literally to put on a hook, or to hook on. Those who hook on a little here and a little there. (French, en croc, on a hook.)   1
 


 Encrat’ites (4 syl.).End. 

 
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