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  • Sometimes we are called cranks because we will not be sat upon. Cited from Skookum Chuck Fables, by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
  • They were in a fair way to become as great cranks as the old professor himself. Cited from The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware, by Annie Fellows Johnston
  • First, let cranks alone -- the other side of the street is good enough for them. Cited from Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II, by Burton J. Hendrick
  • He could see the slow rise and fall of the great cranks. Cited from Never-Fail Blake, by Arthur Stringer
  • I have gone into the subject of health cranks so deeply because there are so many of them. Cited from Maintaining Health, by R. L. Alsaker
  • The machine was powered by two large inside cranks operated by four strong men.
  • Then I got in with a set of so called scientific cranks. Cited from Motor Girls on Cedar Lake, by Margaret Penrose
  • I suppose busy men get thousands of letters from cranks; they will get no more from me. Cited from Journal of Arthur Stirling, by Upton Sinclair
  • I've no need to tell you that this country's run by business men and not cranks. Cited from The Vision Splendid, by William MacLeod Raine
  • After all, so vast a machine must contain a few cranks. Cited from Punch, Vol. 156, Jan. 8, 1919, Ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • But she has her quips and her cranks, like the rest of us. Cited from The Late Mrs. Null, by Frank Richard Stockton
  • Rowland does what she does best: She cranks out one potential pop hit after another.
  • I never knew the cranks to come around so quick after a shootin' before. Cited from Waifs and Strays, etc, by O Henry Pt 1
  • Each year "he cranks out hundreds of pieces -- every one is different".
  • These cranks had all demanded money, under pain of severe harm if they failed to turn over the money. Cited from The High School Freshmen, by H. Irving Hancock
  • What does it matter whether your engine transmits its powers through half a dozen cranks, or two or three less? Cited from Expositions/Holy Scripture: John 1-14, Maclaren
  • We've grown rich and-weak; we've let cranks and old women shape our ideas. Cited from Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II, by Burton J. Hendrick
  • Cranks often cite historical cases where ideas were rejected which are now accepted as right.
  • Most of the men we call "cranks" are of this type. Cited from The Story of the Mind, by James Mark Baldwin
  • This hoop may either be put on before the cranks in one piece or afterwards in two pieces. Cited from A Catechism of the Steam Engine, by John Bourne
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Root form of cranks is crank for both verb and noun.

Words starting with cranks

Meaning of cranks

  • noun A hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
  • verb Start by cranking
    crank up the engine
  • verb Rotate with a crank
  • verb Fasten with a crank
  • verb Bend into the shape of a crank