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crake

 (krāk)
n.
Any of several short-billed birds of the family Rallidae, such as the corncrake.

[Middle English, crow, probably from Old Norse krāka; see gerə- in Indo-European roots.]

crake

(kreɪk)
n
(Zoology) zoology any of several rails that occur in the Old World, such as the corncrake and the spotted crake
[C14: from Old Norse krāka crow or krākr raven, of imitative origin]

crake

(kreɪk)

n.
any of several short-billed rails, as the corn crake.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old Norse krākr, krāki crow1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crake - any of several short-billed Old World railscrake - any of several short-billed Old World rails
rail - any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
corncrake, Crex crex, land rail - common Eurasian rail that frequents grain fields
Porzana porzana, spotted crake - Eurasian rail of swamps and marshes
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said Tom, who had often thought he should like to resemble Sir John Crake.
Oh, well, I can do that, then," said Tom, not with any epigrammatic intention, but with serious satisfaction at the idea that, as far as Latin was concerned, there was no hindrance to his resembling Sir John Crake.
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Any bird responded to the Ruddy Crake call, even though some Ruddy Crakes where listened during the trip.
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