Crake (kr?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.

 

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Crake, n.

A boast. See Crack, n.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

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Crake, n. [Cf. Icel. krka crow, krkr raven, Sw. krka, Dan. krage; perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crow.] Zool.

Any species or rail of the genera Crex and Porzana; -- so called from its singular cry. See Corncrake.

 

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