crackt

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crackt

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of crack
    • 1870, Various, Punchinello, Vol. 2, No. 27, October 1, 1870[1]:
      If a man can prove that his upper story is crackt, he can wallop his wife to his heart's content; and if anybody interferes, he can popp him off with a six shooter, and the law will stand to his back.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene Volume 1[2]:
      4 He liues, (quoth he) and boasteth of the fact, Ne yet hath any knight his courage crackt. 6 Where may that treachour then (said he) be found, Or by what meanes may I his footing tract?
    • 1566, William Adlington, The Golden Asse[3]:
      His wife (having invented a present shift) laughed on her husband, saying: What marchant I pray you have you brought home hither, to fetch away my tub for five pence, for which I poore woman that sit all day alone in my house have beene proffered so often seaven: her husband being well apayed of her words demanded what he was that had bought the tub: Looke (quoth she) he is gone under, to see where it be sound or no: then her lover which was under the tub, began to stirre and rustle himselfe, and because his words might agree to the words of the woman, he sayd: Dame will you have me tell the truth, this tub is rotten and crackt as me seemeth on every side.