harold h. crane


(Harold) Hart, 1899–1932, U.S. poet.
Stephen, 1871–1900, U.S. novelist, poet, and short-story writer.
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crane (kreɪn)
1.  demoiselle See also whooping crane any large long-necked long-legged wading bird of the family Gruidae, inhabiting marshes and plains in most parts of the world except South America, New Zealand, and Indonesia: order Gruiformes
2.  (not in ornithological use) any similar bird, such as a heron
3.  See also gantry a device for lifting and moving heavy objects, typically consisting of a moving boom, beam, or gantry from which lifting gear is suspended
4.  films a large trolley carrying a boom, on the end of which is mounted a camera
5.  (tr) to lift or move (an object) by or as if by a crane
6.  to stretch out (esp the neck), as to see over other people's heads
7.  (intr) (of a horse) to pull up short before a jump
[Old English cran; related to Middle High German krane, Latin grūs, Greek géranos]

Crane (kreɪn)
1.  (Harold) Hart. 1899--1932, US poet; author of The Bridge (1930)
2.  Stephen. 1871--1900, US novelist and short-story writer, noted particularly for his novel The Red Badge of Courage (1895)
3.  Walter. 1845--1915, British painter, illustrator of children's books, and designer of textiles and wallpaper

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Word Origin & History

O.E. cran "large wading bird," from PIE *ger- (cf. Gk. geranos, Welsh garan, Lith. garnys "heron, stork"), perhaps echoic of its cry. Metaphoric use for "machine with a long arm" is first attested 1299. Verb meaning "to stretch (the neck)" is from 1799.
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Bible Dictionary

Crane definition

(Isa. 38:14; Jer. 8:7). In both of these passages the Authorized Version has reversed the Hebrew order of the words. "Crane or swallow" should be "swallow or crane," as in the Revised Version. The rendering is there correct. The Hebrew for crane is _'agur_, the Grus cincerea, a bird well known in Palestine. It is migratory, and is distinguished by its loud voice, its cry being hoarse and melancholy.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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