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

  Croud \Croud\ (kroud), n. (Mus.)
     See Crowd, a violin.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crowd \Crowd\, n. [W. crwth; akin to Gael. cruit. Perh. named
     from its shape, and akin to Gr. kyrto`s curved, and E. curve.
     Cf. Rote.]
     An ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of
     violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played
     with a bow. [Written also croud, crowth, cruth, and
     crwth.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           A lackey that . . . can warble upon a crowd a little.
                                                    --B. Jonson.
     [1913 Webster]

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