crick also questioned the authenticity of another piece, “A Hanging.”
They ketched him at the crick, and took him off along that road that turned off to the left.
If I could only lay in a crick—roll in it—douse my face in it—soak my clothes in it!
I was on the point of giving up the milking of that cow, and my back got a crick in it every time I split the kindlings.
Thinks I to m'self, they is pickin' them blackberries down to the crick.
It's from down on the crick bank back of the slaughter-house!
crick was unknown to the porter, and little known to most of the boys.
The crick was of a warm and passionate temperament, and was devotedly attached to the Dust.
There were at least twenty other boys of about the same size and age as crick in the school.
Then there's always the crick to git trout outen; and in a short time you could shoot pa'tridges without breakin' the game laws.
early 15c., of uncertain origin; OED says "probably onomatopœic."
A painful cramp or muscle spasm, as in the back or neck. v. cricked, crick·ing, cricks
To cause a painful cramp or muscle spasm in by turning or wrenching.
Crick (krĭk), Francis Henry Compton. Born 1916.
British biologist who with James D. Watson proposed a spiral model, the double helix, for the molecular structure of DNA. He shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for advances in the study of genetics.
British biologist who with James D. Watson identified the structure of DNA in 1953. By analyzing the patterns cast by x-rays striking DNA molecules, they found that DNA has the structure of a double helix, consisting of two spirals linked together at the base, forming ladderlike rungs. For this work they shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with Maurice Wilkins.