crone crone  /ˈkroʊn/


  • (n) an ugly evil-looking old woman



  1. The old crone lit out for the village, screaming for help.
  2. Instead of the usual gaunt crone with nothing left in her face except character, this Lady Macbeth is young.
  3. The gypsy crone was tried before the Lord Mayor of London, condemned to the gallows.


  • The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: Colour Bleed

    In this beautifully haunting short film written and directed by Peter Szewczyk, an idealistic young woman meets her demise in a most peculiar fashion at the hands of a poisonous, spiteful crone. But will her death also lead to the downfall of the city around her? Read more...        
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

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  1. "Crone and Poirier have been excellent, they've been doing an amazing job," said team manager Petra Burka of Toronto. "When they perform, they are like one unit. They have wonderful presentation, great skating skills, the whole package. They...
    on Sep 8, 2007 By: Petra Burka Source: The Chronicle Journal

  2. In one of her extraordinary essays, "The Space Crone," Ursula Le Guin wrote that old women would make the best space explorers.
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Ursula K Le Guin Source: New York Times

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