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crake:

see railrail,
common name for some members of the large family Rallidae, marsh and tropical forest birds that include the gallinule and the coot, two specialized rails. Rails are cosmopolitan in distribution, except in polar regions.
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crake

Zoology any of several rails that occur in the Old World, such as the corncrake and the spotted crake
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Banerjee also uses this chapter to tie Frankenstein to Shelley's later work The Last Man, along with Atwood's Oryx and Crake and The Handmaid's Tale.
Atwood's "mad scientist", Crake, a geneticist, creates new beings, the Crakers, who, deprived of some human features, are placed on a new evolutionary path, having "devolved", retrogressed in terms of evolution, but also, potentially, "improved" as far as the benefits for humanity and the planet are concerned, according to a eugenicist logic.
At 2pm the following books will be discussed: Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver, Edgelands by Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts, Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood and Fauna by Alissa York.
In Lithuania, the natural re-flooding of former peat extraction sites and the growth of patches of sedge-grass attract breeding spotted crake and migratory common crane.
The Grey-breasted Crake as a new species for Mexico, was in 2012 captured and photographed in a marsh in Minatitlan, Veracruz (Grosselet comm.
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