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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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- The current Mineral Resource for Crake stands at 1.12Mt @ 1.59g/t Au for 57,700oz at a 1g/t lower grade cut-off
Stuart John, for Crake, said his client was caught in a vicious circle of offending to feed his heroin habit.
IRENE D'SOUZA: Do you consider Oryx and Crake a sociopolitical book?
Oryx and Crake and Payback should be read as appropriations of modern forecasting narratives that also strive to produce legitimate--that is, authoritative and even scientific--knowledge about the future.
Ms Crake said: "One of my first tasks is working with a newly formed Board of Education to expand upon the work of the CPD that I also chair.
And chapters three and four focus on The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake by Atwood.
In the conclusion to her monograph on Mary Shelley and Margaret Atwood, Suparna Banerjee sums up her work: "we have looked at Shelley's Frankenstein and The Last Man, and Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake from a feminist, postcolonial perspective and have explored the interfaces of (techno)science, gender and history(-making) in these four works of speculative/fantastic fiction" (129).
In the context of this posthuman, biopolitical turn in the humanities, a representative literary text that addresses many of the current concerns in these posthuman times is Margaret Atwood'sMaddAddam trilogy: Oryx and Crake (2003), The Year of the Flood (2009), and MaddAddam (2013).
Focusing on a meatpacking tycoon and storied Union army captain, Jed Crake, there are two separate mysteries: one of the missing young women, namely helpless chambermaids, but specifically, the newest victim whose disappearance had not garnered any attention until months later.
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.