crane

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crane

large, gray, brown and white, long-legged, long-necked birds, with a loud raucous call. Includes Ballearica spp. (e.g. B. pavonina, the eastern crowned crane), grus, Bugeranus spp. and Anthropoides spp. (e.g. A. virgo, the desmoiselle crane).
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Then, as we flew along, the driver leaned forward, and on each side the passengers, craning over the edge of the coach, peered eagerly into the darkness.
Far beyond the door the heads of those who were not able to enter could be seen, all craning to their utmost height to try and see.
I saw his head for quite a long time craning out of the bog-hole, but it sucked him down at last.
Looks like a guinea puzzle competition," remarked Lord John, craning his neck to have a look at it.