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1 Gothic ornament, generally a bud, flower, leaf, or bunch of foliage, placed at regular intervals on the external edges of canopies, gables, gablets, hood-moulds, pinnacles, spires, etc. The largest bunches at the top, standing on an upright stem (finial), are properly called crops.

2 Crockets also occur on the corners of foliated Gothic capitals, based, no doubt, on the Corinthian Order.

3 Foil, as in a crocket-arch with foils on the intrados.

Subjects: Architecture.

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