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craning


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crane  \Crane\  (kr[=a]n),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Craned} 
  (kr[=a]nd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Craning}.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  rise;  to  raise  or  lift,  as  by  a  crane;  --  with 
  up  [R.] 
 
  What  engines,  what  instruments  are  used  in  craning 
  up  a  soul,  sunk  below  the  center,  to  the  highest 
  heavens.  --Bates. 
 
  An  upstart  craned  up  to  the  height  he  has 
  --Massinger. 
 
  2.  To  stretch,  as  a  crane  stretches  its  neck;  as  to  crane 
  the  neck  disdainfully.  --G.  Eliot. 




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