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Cran, n.1 Also: crann(e. [ME. cran (also cron, crane), OE. cran. Cf. Cren.] A crane (the bird). The pygmaveis … oft wyll wytht the crannys fycht; Wynt. i. 650.
A college of cardinalis come syne … That war crannis of kynd; Howlat 162.
Til a man, for a cran, be the way passand to Quhitherne; 1491 Treas. Acc. I. 182.
To the lard of Balgonyis man that brocht crannis to the King; 1501–2 Ib. II. 132.
To eit swan, cran, pertrik and plever; Dunb. xxv. 51.
The soun Of crannys crowplyng, fleand in the ayr; Doug. x. v. 123.
For the feding of ij crannis, of [ij] heronnis and ij butouris; 1533 Treas. Acc. VI. 96.
He gettand for ilk wild gwis iij s., and for ilk cran vj s. viij d.; 1550 Reg. Cupar A. II. 241.
Thair was of meittis, of breid … with flesches, … cuning, cran, suan, … togither witht blak cok; Pitsc. I. 337/4.
Lyk ane cran … That man tak ay nyne steppis befoir scho flie; Polwart Flyt. 733 (T).
Nature hath taught the … cranne, storke, and swallows, our winter strangers, to know their seasons; Boyd Last B. 471.

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