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 for Cratch cradle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cratch \Cratch\ (kr?ch; 224), n. [OE. cracche, crecche, F.
     cr[`e]che crib, manger, fr. OHG. krippa, krippea, G. krippe
     crib. See Crib.]
     A manger or open frame for hay; a crib; a rack. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]
           Begin from first where He encradled was,
           In simple cratch, wrapt in a wad of hay. --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]
     Cratch cradle, a representation of the figure of the
        cratch, made upon the fingers with a string; cat's cradle;
        -- called also scratch cradle.
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