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Origin of corn crake
Example sentences from the Web for corn crake
It is a favourite spot with the corncrake—almost the only place where you are nearly sure to hear him.The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies
Somewhere a corncrake called its monotonous crek-craik; the dull, harsh sound emphasizing the utter stillness.Great Ghost Stories|Various
A farmer at Aikerness in Orkney, about midwinter, in demolishing a mud-wall, found a Corncrake in the midst of it.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series|Philip Henry Gosse
From a field of young wheat hard by I heard the harsh, grating note of the corncrake.A Book of Ghosts|Sabine Baring-Gould
A restless corncrake cries among the long grass of the next meadow that stands waiting for the scythe.In the West Country|Francis A. Knight