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 for crock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crock \Crock\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crocked (kr[o^]kt); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Crocking.]
     To soil by contact, as with soot, or with the coloring matter
     of badly dyed cloth.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crock \Crock\, v. i.
     To give off crock or smut.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crock \Crock\, v. t.
     To lay up in a crock; as, to crock butter. --Halliwell.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crock \Crock\ (kr[o^]k), n. [Cf. W. croeg cover, Scot. crochit
     covered.]
     The loose black particles collected from combustion, as on
     pots and kettles, or in a chimney; soot; smut; also, coloring
     matter which rubs off from cloth.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crock \Crock\, n.
     A low stool. "I . . . seated her upon a little crock."
     --Tatler.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crock \Crock\ (kr[o^]k), n. [AS. croc, croca, crog, croh; akin
     to D. kruik, G. krug, Icel. krukka, Dan. krukke, Sw. kruka;
     but cf. W. crwc bucket, pail, crochan pot, cregen earthen
     vessel, jar. Cf. Cruet.]
     Any piece of crockery, especially of coarse earthenware; an
     earthen pot or pitcher.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Like foolish flies about an honey crock. --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crock \Crock\, n.
     1. a person who is worn out with age or illness.
        [PJC]
  
     2. an old person who complains frequently about illness,
        especially imaginary ailments.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  crock \crock\, n.
     nonsense; balderdash; humbug; -- usually used in the phrase a
     crock. [slang]
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crock
      n 1: a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or
           principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments
           and ink [syn: carbon black, lampblack, soot, smut,
           crock]
      2: nonsense; foolish talk; "that's a crock"
      3: an earthen jar (made of baked clay) [syn: crock,
         earthenware jar]
      v 1: release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric
      2: soil with or as with crock

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "crock":
     adobe, balker, balky horse, biscuit, bisque, bowl, brick, cement,
     ceramic ware, ceramics, china, crockery, crowbait, dog, enamelware,
     firebrick, garron, glass, goat, hack, jade, jug, jughead, nag,
     plug, porcelain, pot, pottery, refractory, roarer, rogue,
     rosinante, scalawag, stiff, tile, tiling, urn, vase, whistler
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  crock
   n.
  
      [from the American scatologism crock of shit]
  
      1. An awkward feature or programming technique that ought to be made
      cleaner. For example, using small integers to represent error codes without
      the program interpreting them to the user (as in, for example, Unix make(1)
      , which returns code 139 for a process that dies due to segfault).
  
      2. A technique that works acceptably, but which is quite prone to failure
      if disturbed in the least. For example, a too-clever programmer might write
      an assembler which mapped instruction mnemonics to numeric opcodes
      algorithmically, a trick which depends far too intimately on the particular
      bit patterns of the opcodes. (For another example of programming with a
      dependence on actual opcode values, see The Story of Mel' in Appendix A.)
      Many crocks have a tightly woven, almost completely unmodifiable structure.
      See kluge, brittle. The adjectives crockish and crocky, and the nouns
      crockishness and crockitude, are also used.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  crock
  
     [American scatologism "crock of shit"] 1. An awkward feature
     or programming technique that ought to be made cleaner.  For
     example, using small integers to represent error codes without
     the program interpreting them to the user (as in, for example,
     Unix "make(1)", which returns code 139 for a process that dies
     due to segfault).
  
     2. A technique that works acceptably, but which is quite prone
     to failure if disturbed in the least.  For example, a
     too-clever programmer might write an assembler which mapped
     instruction mnemonics to numeric opcodes
     algorithmically, a trick which depends far too intimately on
     the particular bit patterns of the opcodes.  (For another
     example of programming with a dependence on actual opcode
     values, see The Story of Mel.)  Many crocks have a tightly
     woven, almost completely unmodifiable structure.  See kluge,
     brittle.  The adjectives "crockish" and "crocky", and the
     nouns "crockishness" and "crockitude", are also used.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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