from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of birds including the corncrake (Crex crex).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of small short-billed rails, containing such as the corn-crake, C. pratensis. See crake.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. corncrakes
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The avifauna includes black stork Ciconia nigra, white stork Ciconia ciconia, golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, greater spotted eagle A. clanga (VU), white-tailed eagle Haliaetus albicilla, great snipe Gallinaga media, corncrake Crex crex, eagle owl Bubo bubo. great grey owl Strix nebulosa and Eurasian curlew Numenius arquata.
A shambling family of starlings on Coll in May, debauched and chaotic and moaning about winter, above a corncrake still stoking up the year with its crex crex song “endorsing summer” as Louis MacNeice says, with the “sourdine in their throat” as Andrew Marvell says;
Other wintering wetland birds include the threatened marbled teal Marmoronetta angustirostris, ferruginous duck Aythya nyroca, and corncrake, Crex crex; also high numbers of green-winged teal Anas crecca, northern pintail Anas acuta, northern shoveler Anas clypeata and black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus.
Other threatened birds include lesser kestral (Falco naumanni), corncrake (Crex crex), and aquatic warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola).
The globally threatened wattled crane Grus carunculatus (VU), corncrake Crex crex (VU), and lesser kestrel Falco naumanni (VU) occur.
These include: wattled crane (Grus carunculatus, VU), slaty egret (Egretta vinaceigula, VU), corncrake (Crex crex, VU).
These include wattled crane (Grus carunculatus, VU), corncrake (Crex crex, VU), and lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni, VU).
"Certainly," said the Giant Rabbit with a grin, "and tell him I'll pay him with a dollar bill as big as a Turkish rug or a crex carpet."
On the porch a crex-fiber rug or two -- the sort that stand rain and resist moths -- may be desired, but they can wait until we are settled and have found our bearings.
Cheesecloth curtains at the windows, a green crex rug on the dull stained floor, two red geraniums, and on the mantelpiece three brass candlesticks holding red candles.
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