Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CRO, KRO, n.3 A corner or nook; a small space or receptacle in a corner of an outhouse or living room used for storing peats, potatoes, etc., known as the peat kro, taati kro, etc. (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928); 1914 Angus Gl.); also used of “a potato pit” (Sh. 1913–14 J. M. Hutcheson MS. W.-L.); transferred to mean a heap of potatoes or peats kept in a corner (Sh1908 Jak. (1928)). Sh. 1930 A.N.O.F. in Shet. Almanac 186:
Dere's twenty pounds o' yellow gowd, Behint da tatie cro.

[Norw. kro, kraa, O.N. krá, a nook, corner.]

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