from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of birds including the corncrake (Crex crex).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of small short-billed rails, containing such as the corn-crake, C. pratensis. See crake.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. corncrakes


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  • The avifauna includes black stork Ciconia nigra, white stork Ciconia ciconia, golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, greater spotted eagle A. clanga (VU), white-tailed eagle Haliaetus albicilla, great snipe Gallinaga media, corncrake Crex crex, eagle owl Bubo bubo. great grey owl Strix nebulosa and Eurasian curlew Numenius arquata.

    Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Belarus

  • A shambling family of starlings on Coll in May, debauched and chaotic and moaning about winter, above a corncrake still stoking up the year with its crex crex song “endorsing summer” as Louis MacNeice says, with the “sourdine in their throat” as Andrew Marvell says;

    A Year on the Wing

  • Other wintering wetland birds include the threatened marbled teal Marmoronetta angustirostris, ferruginous duck Aythya nyroca, and corncrake, Crex crex; also high numbers of green-winged teal Anas crecca, northern pintail Anas acuta, northern shoveler Anas clypeata and black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Other threatened birds include lesser kestral (Falco naumanni), corncrake (Crex crex), and aquatic warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola).

    Central European mixed forests

  • The globally threatened wattled crane Grus carunculatus (VU), corncrake Crex crex (VU), and lesser kestrel Falco naumanni (VU) occur.

    Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

  • These include: wattled crane (Grus carunculatus, VU), slaty egret (Egretta vinaceigula, VU), corncrake (Crex crex, VU).

    Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands

  • These include wattled crane (Grus carunculatus, VU), corncrake (Crex crex, VU), and lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni, VU).

    Eastern Miombo woodlands

  • "Certainly," said the Giant Rabbit with a grin, "and tell him I'll pay him with a dollar bill as big as a Turkish rug or a crex carpet."

    Billy Bunny and Uncle Bull Frog

  • On the porch a crex-fiber rug or two -- the sort that stand rain and resist moths -- may be desired, but they can wait until we are settled and have found our bearings.

    The Complete Home

  • Cheesecloth curtains at the windows, a green crex rug on the dull stained floor, two red geraniums, and on the mantelpiece three brass candlesticks holding red candles.

    The Torch Bearer A Camp Fire Girls' Story


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