Usage examples for crone

  1. She may be found looking into the eyes of some ancient crone, who, like herself, has survived from a previous state of civilisation, seeking there a confirmation of a view of life of which a troublous doubt has crept even into her own soul. – Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner
  2. Then a modest- looking girl, leading an ancient woman with badly inflamed eyelids and paralysed arms, rubbed his eyelids, and then gently stroked the closed eyelids of the crone. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  3. But the deaf old crone had read the words from her lips, and while gazing intently at the wine, went on impatiently: " If the picture would only grow more distinct! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. So he knocked at the door, and knocked till it was opened, and a hideous old crone put out her head. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  5. Else would I have married an old crone who could not have borne me children? – Courts and Criminals by Arthur Train
  6. We stood for some moments contemplating the group before us, and then, following the steps of an old, withered crone, who, with a cracked cup in her hand, was pushing her way through the throng, we found ourselves in that dreary pandaemonium, at once the origin and the refuge of humble vices- a Gin- shop. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  7. Do you tell me that, Mr. Crone? – Dead Men's Money by J. S. Fletcher
  8. The crone joined in the laugh. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  9. " 'Tis a bargain," cried the old crone, holding out her hard, bony hand. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  10. Nothing escaped her darting glance,- the lyrical, first grass in the Square, the stolid and patient tiredness of an Italian crone on a bench, the pictorial quality of a hurdy- gurdy man, and yet, for all her chattiness, the smart young person beside him seemed leagues upon leagues away from him. – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  11. At the door in the high white wall of the school- garden, he asked an unveiled crone of a porteress to say merely that two gentlemen had called. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  12. The old crone at the fireside, who had been leaning forward with a hand cupped at her ear, caught the significance of the gesture and solemnly imitated them. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  13. But the crone brought the lady safely through, and how she was at once delivered of her son and her sorrow, dear maidens, you know. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  14. There was a whole horde of dirty, ragged youngsters on the place, who were in the habit of running loose all day, shrieking after passing vehicles, and calling the occupants bad names; there was an old crone, who usually sat by the roadside, tipsy; and there were a husband and wife who were always quarrelling and fighting, and who had never been known to do any honest work. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  15. The crone peered at them over the top of her spectacles and cackled, Come in, come in, dearies. – David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd
  16. A crone seeing me smoke, inquired if the fire did not burn: I handed my pipe, which nearly choked her, and she ran away from a steaming kettle, thinking it a weapon. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  17. But now the shrill crying of the crone struck in upon his ears, and he stretched open his arms for the accomplishment of the deliverance. – The Field of Clover by Laurence Housman