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cricket

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 40 words.

not cricket contrary to traditional standards of fairness or rectitude. British informal The game of cricket, with its traditional regard

cricket

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 15 words.

chirping house-insect. XIV. — (O)F. criquet †grasshopper, cricket, f. criquer crackle, of imit. orig.

Cricket

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 3014 words.

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game invented by the British elite; in the twenty-first century it is most popular in Commonwealth nations (former colonies of the British Empire),...

cricket

in Dictionary Plus Science and Technology

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 74 words.

A mainly nocturnal insect in which the hind legs are greatly enlarged and adapted for jumping. Most true crickets (family

Cricket

Keith A. P. Sandiford.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1172 words.

While it remains difficult for historians to date precisely the origins of cricket, it is clear that some version of

Cricket

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 393 words.

In Affectionate Remembranceof

english cricket,

Which Died at The Ovalon29th August, 1882.Deeply lamented by a

Cricket

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 393 words.

In Affectionate Remembranceof

english cricket,

Which Died at The Ovalon29th August, 1882.Deeply lamented by a

Cricket

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 482 words.

In Affectionate Remembranceof

english cricket,

Which Died at The Ovalon29th August, 1882.Deeply lamented by a

Cricket

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 393 words.

In Affectionate Remembranceof

english cricket,

Which Died at The Ovalon29th August, 1882.Deeply lamented by a

Cricket

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 528 words.

In Affectionate Remembranceof

english cricket,

Which Died at The Ovalon29th August, 1882.Deeply lamented by a

Cricket

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 552 words.

In Affectionate Remembranceof

english cricket,

Which Died at The Ovalon29th August, 1882.Deeply lamented by a

cricket

Nicholas J. Bryars and J. A. Cannon.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 764 words.

As with most games, cricket was played in a primitive form many years before rules were drawn up, and some

cricket

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 764 words.

As with most games, cricket was played in a primitive form many years before rules were drawn up, and some

crickets

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 175 words.

The belief that a cricket singing in the house means something is well attested from the early 17th century onwards,

cricket

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2006; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 117 words.

the name used for various jumping, chirping insects of the family Gryllidae, especially Gryllus campestris, the field-cricket, and Acheta

cricket

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 121 words.

the name used for various jumping, chirping insects of the family Gryllidae, especially Gryllus campestris, the field-cricket, and Acheta domestica...

Cricket

Amit Gupta.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism; Social and Cultural History. 5433 words.

Cricket was a semi-amateurish game whose decision-making process was dominated by the white nations of the British Empire. Cricket had a role in maintaining the status of British...

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cricket

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

The belief that a cricket singing in the house means something is well attested from the early 17th century onwards, but there is no consensus whether it is good or bad. John Melton (1620:...

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cricket

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

Is not mentioned in James I's Book of Sports (1617) but was certainly well developed before the end of the century. An eleven‐a‐side match for 50 guineas was played in Sussex in 1697 and in...

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cricket, not

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 14 words.

in this informal phrase, cricket is taken as exemplifying fairness and rectitude.