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  • verb Present participle of crane.


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  • “What are you doing?” she called craning her neck toward the hallway.

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  • What do you call craning over to see where your near-fore lands?

    Soldiers Three

  • What do you call craning over to see where your near-fore lands?

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  • It's no longer a flat image that you're watching, with 3D you essential become part of the movement, so when in Avatar, the camera is "craning" over the characters, so is the audience.

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  • He was "craning" forward over the edge, as if half determined to leap from the summit, instead of turning to the easier descent by which he had got up.

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  • The local newspaper made great fun of these paintings; and the reporter would have it, that “these lively saints looked very conscious of being put up there, and that they were constantly 'craning' their necks to look at one another ” as if they would inquire, 'I say, how do you like being there?' “

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  • Wyatt held his breath and stuck his head in the fireplace, craning his neck to peer upward, looking for daylight.

    A Light at Winter’s End

  • Grisabella seems to live life looking upward, forever craning her neck to discover what nearly tree-tall item requires her attention.

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  • Most visitors to Paris's Notre Dame cathedral, craning their necks to take in the vast Gothic interior, marvel at a masterpiece of medieval architecture — the perfectly balanced proportions of massive pillars below and intricate filigree stonework above, the dizzying level of detail organized into a harmonious whole.

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  • Cars moved slowly around our two vehicles, people craning their heads to see what had happened.

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