from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several short-billed birds of the family Rallidae, such as the corncrake.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several birds, of the family Rallidae, that have short bills.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To cry out harshly and loudly, like the bird called crake.
- v. To boast; to speak loudly and boastfully.
- n. A boast. See crack, n.
- n. Any species or rail of the genera Crex and Porzana; -- so called from its singular cry. See corncrake.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as crack.
- n. A boast.
- n. A crow; a raven. Compare night-crake.
- n. A general name for the small rails with short bills shaped somewhat like that of the domestic hen.
- To cry like a crake; utter the harsh cry of the corn-crake.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several short-billed Old World rails
If so that’s pretty important because the Speckled crake is extremely rare and poorly known, with less than 20 specimens in museum collections.
By the edge of the growing corn is heard, iterative and wearisome, the "crake," "crake" of the corn-crake.
Iffen yu downt gibs me noms now, I will kills dis cup crake dead.
"That your voice was as unmusical as a corn crake with a bad cold, that your poems were funnier than Lewis Carroll --"
April 15th, 2009 at 7:40 am if you look at rating when terminator was on monday it had over 5 million vewiers when fox had the bright idear to move it to one of the worst night for tv friday it was lucky to crake the 3 million mark maby they whant it to get canceled
Freshwater wetlands in the South-West support sizable populations of several wetland birds, including grey duck, paradise shelduck Tadorna variegata and shoveler Anas rhynchotis, two species of shag Phalacrocorax spp. and marsh and spotless crake.
Bird surveys have recorded 306 species, including black-hawk eagle Spizaetus tyrannus, ocellated crake Micropygia schomburgii, greater rhea Rhea americana, Brazilian merganser Mergus octocetaceus (CR) and dwarf tinamu Taoniscus nanus (VU).
Typical island introductions such as rats, dogs, and cats may be harming the endemic Andaman crake (Rallina canningi).
In the western portion the endemic rusty-flanked crake (Laterallus levraudi) and the northern helmeted curassow (Pauxi pauxi), common to other ecoregions, are vulnerable and endangered respectively.
Alien species, such as rats, continue to devastate native species and are believed to been largely responsible for the extinction of the Kosrae crake (Porzana monasa) and the Kosrae starling (Aplonis corvina).