1. Roman Catholic.
|‘King William’s Birthday’ in Bagford Ballads (1878) I 417: For to butcher those craw-thumping dogs, / Our king would not lose his complexion.|
|London Standard 8 Sept. 1/5: The Craw-thumping clan will triumph o’er the land.|
|(con. 1930s) Tell me, Sean O’Farrell 57: I always had a special soft-spot for Our Lady. I never believed in the ‘craw-thumping’ religion, however.|
2. overly religious.
|Ballads of the Regiment 16: Tim Fagin [...] Called Bunkie a ‘psalm-singin’, craw-thumpin’ pup.’.‘Me Bunkie and I’|
|Juno and the Paycock Act I: Well, let him give his job to wan of his hymn-singin’, prayer-spoutin’, craw-thumpin’ Confraternity men!|
|Children of the Rainbow 230: What’re you pratin’ about, you craw-thumpin’ get?|
|All Looks Yellow to the Jaundiced Eye 39: You mean that from now on we’re to go round together like a couple of craw-thumping penitents?|