Origin of crake
Examples from the Web for crake
If it is a young man, they should start with Oryx and Crake.
Accepting the proffered service, the body was put on the mysterious animal's back, which carried it to Crake Minster.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
What great pomp and crake then is this they make of antiquity?The Apology of the Church of England|John Jewel
Two sounds are and have been heard all night—the ceaseless call of the crake and the not less ceaseless song of the sedge-bird.Poachers and Poaching|John Watson
With bills under his arm and crake in hand, he went from house-row to house-row calling the miners out.
In the level meadow from among the tall grasses and white-flowering wild parsley a landrail called 'crake, crake,' ceaselessly.Field and Hedgerow|Richard Jefferies