Origin of corn crake
Examples from the Web for corn crake
A Corn-crake had made a nest in the meadow late in the year, and at mowing time his Mate was still sitting on her eggs.
Why, there's that little son of a corn-crake, Flickers—when once he gets talkin' in a smokin' room nothing can hold him.
The dew is rising from the roses, the corn-crake's call is heard among the grass, the morning breeze is coming from the sea.Plays by August Strindberg, Third Series|August Strindberg
Somehow the Irish corn-crake has a bigger note and is much more in evidence than his English brother.Peeps at Many Lands: Ireland|Katharine Tynan
Then a nightingale began to give forth its long liquid gurgling; and a corn-crake churred in the young wheat.The Dark Flower|John Galsworthy