An uncomfortable urinary infection is going to feel way worse than those few minutes you spent trying to crank out your work.
If you watch some of Beck's more incendiary moments through the eyes of a crank, you get a very different perspective.
I belong to the “Soccer Hater” demographic – middle-aged Republican crank with long, blonde hair and a great pair of gams.
And she gestures at me to crank down the window and she leans in and kisses me.
If you watch some of Glenn Beck's more incendiary moments through the eyes of a crank, you get a very different perspective.
After the proper level in each trough has been reached the excess oil overflows into the bottom of the crank case.
In this machine, the barrel was fitted with a crank, and rotated by handle.
It consists of a disk of metal rotated by a crank mounted on a suitable stand.
The crank is a person who holds views which to us seem ridiculous.
When she thought of God at all, it was as a relentless giant turning the crank that kept the sky going round.
Old English *cranc, implied in crancstæf "a weaver's instrument," crencestre "female weaver, spinster," from Proto-Germanic base *krank-, and related to crincan "to bend, yield" (see crinkle, cringe). English retains the literal sense of the ancient root, while German and Dutch krank "sick," formerly "weak, small," is a figurative use.
The sense of "an eccentric person," especially one who is irrationally fixated, is first recorded 1833, said to be from the crank of a barrel organ, which makes it play the same tune over and over; but more likely a back-formation from cranky (q.v.). Meaning "methamphetamine" attested by 1989.
1590s, "to zig-zag," from crank (n.). Meaning "to turn a crank" is first attested 1908, with reference to automobile engines. Related: Cranked; cranking.
[perhaps fr the crank of a barrel organ, by which one can play the same tune over and over again; applied by Donn Piatt to the publisher Horace Greeley]
(Automotive slang) Verb used to describe the performance of a machine, especially sustained performance. "This box cranks (or, cranks at) about 6 megaflops, with a burst mode of twice that on vectorised operations."