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[krahnch] /krɑntʃ/
verb (used with or without object), noun
Origin of cranch
1740-50; perhaps blend of crash1 and crunch Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The examination took place before the chief justice of the district, Mr. cranch; by whom he was committed in default of bail.

  • When their hands separated, the father still hesitated, looking at cranch.

    On the Frontier Bret Harte
  • Mounted my horse, in a very rainy morning, for Barnstable, leaving my dear brother cranch and his family at my house.

    Abigail Adams and Her Times Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • "But—I did," said cranch, laughing and shaking between the clenching of the little hands.

    On the Frontier Bret Harte
  • The next moment he was plucked out into the air, and fell with a “cranch” upon the rocks!

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • cranch is poor, and a friend of friends of mine; do your best for him.

    Rodman the Keeper Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • He thought he had confessed the secret of the child's sex to cranch, but whether the next morning or a week later he did not know.

    On the Frontier Bret Harte
  • "Francisco," interrupted the priest with a single stride, laying his hand upon cranch's arm, and staring into his eyes.

    On the Frontier Bret Harte
  • The Chief Justice himself had mentioned the same thing to cranch.

  • It seemed to Father Pedro that they had taken each other's hands, and as he looked cranch slipped his arm round her waist.

    On the Frontier Bret Harte

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