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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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Black-tailed crake is a little known species of bird in the Rallidae family.
Keywords: Black-tailed crake, proventriculus, gizzard.
The Grey-breasted Crake as a new species for Mexico, was in 2012 captured and photographed in a marsh in Minatitlan, Veracruz (Grosselet comm.
The little river Wellbrook, the ditches and ponds, the crakes and snipe and herons, the elms and mulberry trees, Paul Pindar's deer park, the inmates of Bedlam and the starving paupers of Angel Alley, Peter Street, Sweet Apple Court, and Swan Yard had all gone, and gone now too are the millions and millions of people who passed through Broadgate and Liverpool Str eet stations day in, day out, for an entire century.
3) all the materials should be new, prime finished, free from rusts, scales, blisters, crakes, laminations and other defects.
He is a former owner of Manley Administrative Services and also worked for Smith & Crakes and Pacific Hospital Association.
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