Now and again a corn-crake, moving in silence, bowed to the ground, but betrayed by its loquacity.
A corn-crake cried in the meadow down below, steadily, remorselessly, like the aching of a tooth.
Somehow the Irish corn-crake has a bigger note and is much more in evidence than his English brother.
Why, there's that little son of a corn-crake, Flickers—when once he gets talkin' in a smokin' room nothing can hold him.
It is a saying in Ireland that you never see a corn-crake after the meadows are cut.
A corn-crake had made a nest in the meadow late in the year, and at mowing time his Mate was still sitting on her eggs.
The dew is rising from the roses, the corn-crake's call is heard among the grass, the morning breeze is coming from the sea.
Through the still air came the sound of a corn-crake perpetually winding up its watch at regular intervals in a field hard by.
Then a nightingale began to give forth its long liquid gurgling; and a corn-crake churred in the young wheat.
From a distant field came the dim wheezing of a corn-crake; nearer at hand a nightingale was beginning his epithalamic welcome.