- n United States writer (1871-1900)
- n United States poet (1899-1932)
- n a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix
- n lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis
- n large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
- v stretch (the neck) so as to see better
The women craned their necks to see the President drive by
- If the cranes would just stay at safe, secluded Aransas, they might increasethough not very fast, since whooping crane couples go steady for a few years before mating.
- Long-necked Japanese cranes make a peculiar gurgling squawk.
- The whooping crane (Grus americana) is the tallest bird in North America.
- Michael Bloomberg in International Herald Tribune
Do I think that you should worry if there's a crane across the street? No,Bloomberg said. "This is such a rare thing that I don't think we should worry about it."
- Jim Hendry in International Herald Tribune
I don't have a final number yet, but my boss, Crane Kenney, I think he feels that our payroll will go up slightly,Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said, referring to Chicago's chairman. "We're fortunate that it's not going to stay flat or...
- Stephen Ames in Forbes
I asked for a crane, but they wouldn't give me one,Ames said.