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Crotchet, 1) perverse conceit, odd fancy: “thou hast some --s in thy head,” Wiv. II, 1, 159. “the duke had --s in him,” Meas. III, 2, 135.
2) a character in music: “these are very --s that he speaks: note, notes, forsooth, and nothing,” Ado II, 3, 58 (quibble). “I will carry no --s; I'll re you, I'll fa you,” Rom. IV, 5, 120 (quibbling; cf. to carry coals, s. Carry 1).
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