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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crake  \Crake\  (kr[=a]k),  v.  t.  &  i.  [See  {Crack}.] 
  1.  To  cry  out  harshly  and  loudly,  like  the  bird  called  crake. 
 
  2.  To  boast;  to  speak  loudly  and  boastfully.  [Obs.] 
 
  Each  man  may  crake  of  that  which  was  his  own  --Mir. 
  for  Mag. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crake  \Crake\,  n. 
  A  boast.  See  {Crack},  n.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crake  \Crake\,  n.  [Cf.  Icel.  kr[=a]ka  crow,  kr[=a]kr  raven,  Sw 
  kr[*a]ka,  Dan.  krage;  perh.  of  imitative  origin.  Cf  {Crow}.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  species  or  rail  of  the  genera  {Crex}  and  {Porzana};  --  so 
  called  from  its  singular  cry.  See  {Corncrake}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crake 
  n  :  any  of  several  short-billed  Old  World  rails 




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