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Definition of Grus cinerea
Grus cinereaCoolung Coo"lung, n. [From the native name.] (Zo["o]l.)
The great gray crane of India (Grus cinerea). [Also written
coolen and cullum.] Grus cinereaCrane Crane (kr[=a]n), n. [AS. cran; akin to D. & LG. craan,
G. kranich, krahn (this in sense 2), Gr. ge`ranos, L. grus,
W. & Armor. garan, OSlav. zerav[i^], Lith. gerve, Icel.
trani, Sw. trana, Dan. trane. [root]24. Cf. Geranium.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A wading bird of the genus Grus, and allied
genera, of various species, having a long, straight bill,
and long legs and neck.
Note: The common European crane is Grus cinerea. The
sand-hill crane (G. Mexicana) and the whooping crane
(G. Americana) are large American species. The
Balearic or crowned crane is Balearica pavonina. The
name is sometimes erroneously applied to the herons and
2. A machine for raising and lowering heavy weights, and,
while holding them suspended, transporting them through a
limited lateral distance. In one form it consists of a
projecting arm or jib of timber or iron, a rotating post
or base, and the necessary tackle, windlass, etc.; -- so
called from a fancied similarity between its arm and the
neck of a crane See Illust. of Derrick.
3. An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side
or back of a fireplace, for supporting kettles, etc., over
4. A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.
5. (Naut.) A forked post or projecting bracket to support
spars, etc., -- generally used in pairs. See Crotch, 2.
Crane fly (Zo["o]l.), a dipterous insect with long legs, of
the genus Tipula.
Derrick crane. See Derrick.
Gigantic crane. (Zo["o]l.) See Adjutant, n., 3.
Traveling crane, Traveler crane, Traversing crane
(Mach.), a crane mounted on wheels; esp., an overhead
crane consisting of a crab or other hoisting apparatus
traveling on rails or beams fixed overhead, as in a
machine shop or foundry.
Water crane, a kind of hydrant with a long swinging spout,
for filling locomotive tenders, water carts, etc., with
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