crake

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crake (plural crakes)

  1. Any of several birds, of the family Rallidae, that have short bills.
  2. (obsolete) A crack; a boast.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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crake (third-person singular simple present crakes, present participle craking, simple past and past participle craked)

  1. To cry out harshly and loudly, like a crake.
  2. (obsolete) To boast; to speak loudly and boastfully.
    • The Mirror for Magistrates
      Each man may crake of that which was his own.

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