- The process was simple: composers strictly followed the metre of the verse, setting long, accented syllables as minims, and short, unaccented ones as crotchets.
- In this connection it is noteworthy that the violins in bars 3-4 play in dotted crotchets, the three-eight equivalent of the original dotted minims.
- Furthermore, a comparison of the way in which crotchets and quavers are notated makes it likely that the same scribe copied both works.
- It would seem a purposeless and even cruel task to recount in some five hundred pages the cranks and crotchets of a great mind, but there is the personal Russell to be chronicled.
croquet from mid 19th century:
Different as they seem, croquet and crochet (mid 19th century) are probably the same word. Croquet is thought to be a form of French crochet ‘hook, shepherd's crook’, which can mean ‘hockey stick’ in parts of France, and in English refers to a handicraft in which yarn is made up into fabric with a hooked needle. The lawn game in which you drive balls through hoops with a mallet seems to have been invented in France but introduced to Ireland, from where it spread to England in the 1850s and quickly became a popular sport among the aristocracy. The French word is also the source of the musical note called the crotchet (Middle English), from its shape, and also the old-fashioned term meaning a perverse belief, a hooked or twisted point of view, in use since Middle English, and giving us the term crotchety in the early 19th century.
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