Category: People | Type: Historical | Title: Persuasion (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 5

A croft is a small piece of arable land, a crofter someone who farms or grazes it. Given the Admiral's dubious capacities on land in the management of horse and carriage, his name is gently comic. And it has the virtue of rhyming with "lofts," which has its nautical associations.

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