Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. cranke,; akin to E. cringe, cringle, crinkle, and to crank, a., the root meaning, probably, “to turn, twist.” See Cringe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. kranke—A.S. crincan, to yield; cf. Ger. krank.
He was playing, turning the crank with a swift, steady motion, his ragged hat tipped to one side.
"The Poor Little Rich Girl" by Eleanor Gates
Trained to their work, the camera men had been ready to crank their machines when Hooley grabbed up his megaphone.
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
Hastily grabbing some cheese I would crank up the little lorry and depart.
"Fanny Goes to War" by Pat Beauchamp
Perhaps, after all, cranks really have to be turned.
"The River and I" by John G. Neihardt
Got no crank nowhere.
"Skyrider" by B. M. Bower
Professor Cranks saw ghosts daily.
"Tales Of Hearsay" by Joseph Conrad
With an indirect valve motion and an outside admission valve, the go-ahead eccentric follows the crank pin with engine running ahead.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Approximately with the World War came the moderate-priced car that need not be cranked by hand.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
You don't know what a crank I got it for a partner, Rashkin.
"Potash & Perlmutter" by Montague Glass
We're in nice shape, restin' easy, but our rudder's gone an' the after web o' the crank shaft's busted.
"Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne
Nor tell him stories of thine own,
Nor chestnut of antiquitee;
Nor quip, nor crank, nor anything
If thou has ought of love for me.
"The Bore" by C J Dennis
Poor Humphreys was a sort of crank
(Folks said his learning made him mad,)
But this I know, he always drank,
And that will make the best man, bad.
"Dear Friends And Neighbors" by David John Scott
The young men strained upon the crank
To wring the last reluctant inch.
They laughed together, fair and frank,
And threw their loins across the winch.
"Making Cider" by Victoria Sackville-West
We turned the cranks and wrenched him hour by hour.
In silence he endured. He would not speak
Of the hidden ore. At last his joints burst out
And jetting from the ruptures fire broke.
"The Island" by George Woodcock
They are fighters, but they're not the hero kind;
They are just a gang of grimy sailormen.
They're the knights of crank and lever,
They're the stoker, and the heaver;
In their little hell-hot, iron furnace den.
"The Fire-Room Crew" by Burt Franklin Jenness
"The action is quite simple--I will try to make it clear:
This funnel-shaped receiver I apply to my left ear;
Then in this hopper I will put whate'er I wish to learn--
A page of history or of Greek,--and then this crank I'll turn.
"The Instructiphone" by Carolyn Wells
Douglas Crank, BPSO Booking Photo.
He really cranks them out — for retail sale, for other businesses, and for the dishes on Tandoor 's own menu.
Landlord concessions are showing signs of tapering off, while property sales crank up.
OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio cranks back up and broadcasts from Off Square Books this week featuring rock 'n' roll legend Bobby Keys (pictured here) and visiting author Michael Thomas.
If you want to keep up with him yourself in real time, "tune in" on the Internet at twitter.com/antiquecrank and on Facebook as " Theantique Crank.
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Drummer Patrick Carney pounds the skins like a drugged-up Keith Moon, and Dan Auerbach cranks out a spiky riff that's laced with Hendrix-style guitar effects.
Crank up the motorcycle, Wake Forest football fans.
Cranking up the playoff heat.
He was the guy who'd drink a few beers, maybe take a toke , stay up until 4 am then excuse himself to crank out an "A" paper due that morning.
The first few minutes of Tenacious D in ¨The Pick of Destiny¨ are something to behold: a four-minute rock opera cranked to 11.
Suppose Facebook — amid tremendous Wall Street pressure to crank up its earnings — developed a breakthrough feature that could generate billions in ad revenue.
The Wisconsin manufacturer has cranked out a series of 'ultimate road bikes' for Lance Armstrong—boosting its bottom line by selling to everyday cyclists wanting to own them.
Inimitable Maine dada-noise artist CRANK STURGEON comes to town this Saturday for a show at the semi-regular Open Sound experimental-music series at Third Life Studios.
When it gets a little warm in her new kitchen in Manhattan Beach, California, Carol Madonna, an ad agency office director, cranks open two small corner windows above the sink and lets the Pacific Ocean breeze cool things off.
As expected, we observe second-order convergence for Iterated Crank-Nicholson stepping, and fourth- and sixthorder for the appropriate higher-order Runge-Kutta algorithms.
Testing the Accuracy and Stability of Spectral Methods in Numerical Relativity
STEP 2 through M: Update of the ADM equations via an iterative Crank-Nicholson scheme (second order accurate in time) to the n + 1 timestep, then compute a corrected n + 1/2 state by averaging the n + 1 and n states.
Three Dimensional Numerical General Relativistic Hydrodynamics I: Formulations, Methods, and Code Tests
It has attractive features compared to the conventional Crank-Nicholson (CN) scheme and we discuss it shortly here.
Converting the reset
To take into account the rotational motion we add to the Hamiltonian the cranking term −ω ˆJx , as in ref. [20,18].
Particle number projection with effective forces
To illustrate more clearly our results we shall perform particle number pro jection after the variation (PAV), i.e., ﬁrst the cranked HFBe equations with the Gogny force are solved, as in ref. .
Particle number projection with effective forces