crotchet (n.) Old form(s): Crochets
strange notion, perverse idea, whimsical fancy
MA II.iii.54[Don Pedro to and of Balthasar] these are very crotchets that he speaks [also: musical notes]
MM III.ii.121[Lucio to disguised Duke] The Duke had crotchets in him
MW II.i.144[Mistress Ford to Ford] thou hast some crotchets in thy head now
RJ IV.v.117[Peter to First Musician] I will carry no crotchets [also: musical notes]
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