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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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From left, Lucy Elliott, Ellie Crake and Ashleigh Mills, who raised cash for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Objectives: The main objective of the Tyruliai - Life project is to ensure the favourable conservation status of bittern (Botaurus stellaris) listed on the Annex I of the Birds Directive and the breeding bird species, spotted crake (Porzana porzana) and migratory common crane (Grus grus).
Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake (2003) is a dystopic projection of sociocultural proclivities that mark life in much of today's connected world.
The range of the Chestnut-headed Crake is in western Amazonia from eastern Colombia to northwestern Bolivia (Hilty and Brown 1986, Taylor 1996, Tobias and Sheldon 2007).
Like The Handmaid's Tale, Oryx and Crake is a dystopian work of speculative fiction/adventure romance.
BIRDWATCHERS are flocking to a site near Exeter to catch a glimpse of the little crake which has been spotted.
Britain is home to a number of rare birds, including the bittern, osprey and corn crake.
Victoria Crake and the death mask of Mary Queen of Scots
Oryx and Crake offers a medico-technological response--utopia may be imagined, but only with recourse to tinkering at the physical level with what it means to be human.
My wife and I were staying at Crake Trees Manor, nearly 900ft up in the hills just west of Appleby with the Lake District mountains to the west and Pennine peaks to the east.
Atwood describes Oryx and Crake as a work of speculative fiction, but the fictional scenarios she describes could be just around the corner.