This was evidently local pleasantry, for the old man cackled over it, and his cronies
joined in with gusto.
Now it so happened that I had overheard the colloquy between the two cronies
, when Mr.
Archie and Charlie, evidently great cronies
, were pacing up and down, shoulder to shoulder, whistling "Bonnie Dundee"; Mac was reading in a corner, with his book close to his near-sighted eyes; Dandy was arranging his hair before the oval glass in the hat-stand; Geordie and Will investigating the internal economy of the moon-faced clock; and Jamie lay kicking up his heels on the mat at the foot of the stairs, bent on demanding his sweeties the instant Rose appeared.
He boarded at my father's, and he and me were cronies
, though he was ten years older'n me.
Goguelat, the postman, is there, and there are several of his cronies
who are sure to draw him out on the subject of the idol of the people.
Luckily for me, I lay out of the college the next evening; for that day I attended a young lady in a chaise to Witney, where we staid all night, and in our return, the next morning, to Oxford, I met one of my cronies
, who acquainted me with sufficient news concerning myself to make me turn my horse another way.
Finding that his look was not returned, or indeed observed by the person to whom it was addressed, John gradually concentrated the whole power of his eyes into one focus, and brought it to bear upon the man in the flapped hat, at whom he came to stare in course of time with an intensity so remarkable, that it affected his fireside cronies, who all, as with one accord, took their pipes from their lips, and stared with open mouths at the stranger likewise.
A general murmur from his three cronies, and a general shaking of heads at the copper boiler, assured John Willet that they had had good experience of his powers and needed no further evidence to assure them of his superiority.
The cronies nodded to each other, and Mr Parkes remarked in an undertone, shaking his head meanwhile as who should say, 'let no man contradict me, for I won't believe him,' that John Willet was in amazing force to-night, and fit to tackle a Chief Justice.
If it had not been for SNP, Cameron and his cronies
would have sneaked in the fox hunting vote, and voted aye.
The Prime Minister is packing the Lords with cronies
despite the Lord Sewel scandal and the PM's vow to "cut the cost of politics".
The BJP government has turned a deaf ear to the anti-Muslim statements issued by its cronies
belonging to the Shiv Sena.
Extradition of Maksim Bakiyev and his cronies
will be discussed during the upcoming visit of the British Minister of Justice to Bishkek, British MPs John Mann and Andrew Rosindell said at the meeting with Parliament Speaker Asilbek Jeenbekov on September 23.
The whole state mechanism is a toy in the hands of politicians' cronies
Labour MP Margaret Hodge said: "It is not acceptable for ministers to hand out jobs to Tory cronies
without proper scrutiny.