Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A local Scotch measure of capacity for fresh herrings, equal to 34 United States (old wine) gallons. Also crane.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Scot. A measure for fresh herrings, -- as many as will fill a barrel.

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  • noun obsolete a measure of herrings, either imprecise or sometimes legally specified; also rarely a barrel made to hold such a measure
  • noun music An embellishment played on the lowest note of a chanter of a bagpipe, consisting of a series of grace notes produced by rapid sequential lifting of the fingers of the lower hand.

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  • noun a capacity unit used for measuring fresh herring

Etymologies

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Gaelic.

Examples

  • I then watched him try to create a vodka cran, which is one of the easier drinks on the planet to make.

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  • The language is borrowed from the "cran," or trivet on which small pots are placed in cookery, which is sometimes turned with its feet uppermost by an awkward assistant.

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  • Anyway, did you know that a "cran" is a package of 1,200 errings?

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  • The sweet vanilla cran-cherry flavors come back on the mid-palate and contnue through a medium-long finish, where they are joined by dusty earthy and cocoa powder flavors.

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  • The sweet vanilla cran-cherry flavors come back on the mid-palate and contnue through a medium-long finish, where they are joined by dusty earthy and cocoa powder flavors.

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  • I love that he is so thoughtful buying me the bagels I like and making sure there is always enough of my cran-apple juice in the fridge.

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  • I love that he is so thoughtful buying me the bagels I like and making sure there is always enough of my cran-apple juice in the fridge.

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  • The sweet vanilla cran-cherry flavors come back on the mid-palate and contnue through a medium-long finish, where they are joined by dusty earthy and cocoa powder flavors.

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  • It's oj rather than cran (and if you don't have orange bitters, it'll still be fine).

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  • The sweet vanilla cran-cherry flavors come back on the mid-palate and contnue through a medium-long finish, where they are joined by dusty earthy and cocoa powder flavors.

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  • (n): an Uillean piping ornament consisting of a series of varied grace notes above a low note, commonly the low (bottom) D.

    January 4, 2009

  • "1. A local Scotch measure of capacity for fresh herrings, equal to 34 United States (old wine) gallons. Also crane." --Cent. Dict.

    August 9, 2011