Definition of Corncrakes

1. Noun. (plural of corncrake) ¹



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Definition of Corncrakes

1. corncrake [n] - See also: corncrake

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corncrakes

cornbind
cornbraid
cornbraided
cornbraiding
cornbraids
cornbrash
cornbread
cornbreads
corncake
corncakes
corncob
corncobs
corncockle
corncockles
corncrake
corncrakes (current term)
corncrib
corncribs
corncutter
corncutters
corndodger
corndodgers
corndog
corndogs
cornea farinata
cornea urica
corneal
corneal astigmatism

Literary usage of Corncrakes

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1. The Natural History of Ireland by William Thompson, James R. Garrett, George Dickie (1850)
"The corncrakes probably share in various other kinds of food supplied by ... The following interesting history of corncrakes kept in the house of Mr. Spear, ..."

2. The East of Asia Magazine (1903)
"The corncrakes are not often heard this spring. Coming along the path at the other side of the lake as the sun was setting a few nights ago, we disturbed a ..."

3. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1903)
"Sulby (F)—Very few cuckoos or corncrakes. Much damage done to fruit ... No corncrakes in their usual haunts on low ground, but plentiful at high elevations. ..."

4. Ireland Under the Tudors: With a Succinct Account of the Earlier History by Richard Bagwell (1890)
"The abundance of corncrakes is mentioned by both Moryson and Payne, and the latter fays grouse (heathcock) were plentiful. ..."

5. Forty Years in a Moorland Parish: Reminiscences and Researches in Danby in by John Christopher Atkinson (1891)
"... or corncrakes, which came into my garden as their place of temporary residence, while they took a look round to see where they might advisedly—not ..."

6. The Silence of Amor [and] Where the Forest Murmurs by William Sharp (1910)
"... I have seen several corncrakes leave cover as fearlessly as those two other " sacred " or " blessed " birds, the lark and the red grouse, will leave the ..."

7. A familiar history of birds: Their Nature, Habits, and Instincts by Edward Stanley (1880)
"In addition to these cases relating to Swallows, we have two instances of dormant corncrakes, which are also migratory summer birds. ..."

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