"crane" in the noun sense
1. Crane, Stephen Crane
United States writer (1871-1900)
2. Crane, Hart Crane, Harold Hart Crane
United States poet (1899-1932)
3. Grus, Crane
a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix
lifts and moves heavy objects lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis
large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
"crane" in the verb sense
1. crane, stretch out
stretch (the neck) so as to see better
"The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"
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