Craned
Crane Crane (kr[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Craned} (kr[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Craning}.] 1. To cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; -- with up. [R.] [1913 Webster]

What engines, what instruments are used in craning up a soul, sunk below the center, to the highest heavens. --Bates. [1913 Webster]

An upstart craned up to the height he has. --Massinger. [1913 Webster]

2. To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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