Then she might have flown at such like sympathizers with a poker, or got them down and cricked their joints by Ju-jutsu.
And the hunter came and craned his neck till it was cricked, but nothing he saw to shoot at.
I rose from my knees with a cricked back, but I had my Purple Spot neatly balanced on a really creditable mound.
There were red-winged grasshoppers and great green-gray locust-looking crickets which whistled and "cricked" all night.
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.