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Cruft

Charles. 1852--1938, British dog breeder, who organized the first (1886) of the annual dog shows known as Cruft's

cruft

(jargon)
(back-formation from "crufty") Anything unpleasant that accumulates over time. Also used as a verb, as in cruft together, hand cruft.

cruft

Programming code that is redundant or poorly written. It may also refer to collections of old hardware parts that are obsolete. The term's derivation is unknown, but some think it came from Harvard University's Cruft Laboratory, where discarded equipment had been seen lying around for years.
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Although it was a very different event in 1891, Charles Cruft was a great showman and would surely have enjoyed the size and scope of the event today, which is an essential date in any dog lover's calendar.
Charles Cruft It led to him taking over the management of the Allied Terrier Club Show at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster back in Britain and later holding the first Cruft's show at the Royal Agricultural Hall in Islington in 1891.
On this day 1886: The first Crufts Dog Show to be held in London was organised by Charles Cruft, general manager of a dog biscuit firm.
1886: The first Cruft's Dog Show to be held in London, was organised by Charles Cruft, general manager of a dog biscuit firm.
FORMER dog biscuit manufacturer Charles Cruft held his debut dog show in 1886 in Islington, north London, but the first Crufts took place in 1891.
Cruft's, the canine Champions' League, was invented in 1891 by Charles Cruft, a one-time dog-biscuit travelling salesman who had worked his way up from office boy at the Spratt company.
It was in 1878 that Charles Cruft ( who had been working for a company selling dog cakes ( was asked to organise the canine section of the Paris Exhibition.
Crufts was founded in the Victorian era by Charles Cruft - with the inaugural show attracting 2,437 entries to the Royal Agricultural Hall in Islington in 1891.
The show was founded by Charles Cruft - a travelling salesman who had a brainwave.
1 MR CRUFT: Former dog biscuit manufacturer Charles Cruft held his first ever dog show in 1886 in Islington, North London, but the first Crufts show did not take place until 1891.
Crufts was founded in 1891 by Charles Cruft, who went into business with James Spratt selling "dog cakes" in London.

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