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  • I never knew of a car taking so long to crank. Cited from Fighting in Flanders, by E. Alexander Powell
  • I had begun to crank up the car myself while I spoke. Cited from The Belfry, by May Sinclair
  • You don't have to get out to crank up now. Cited from Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour, by Laura Lee Hope
  • He's waiting outside by the car ready to crank up when I give the word. Cited from Jason, by Justus Miles Forman
  • Ask any man what it means to crank an engine of high compression. Cited from Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured, by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
  • Frank, who had gone to the front of the car to crank it, found no room within for him when he returned. Cited from The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border, by Gerald Breckenridge
  • These machines were hand-operated and required considerable strength to crank.
  • I said, after about five minutes' restful silence, trying to crank the conversation up again. Cited from My Man Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • You had to crank a handle each time for it to play.
  • I found that she asked one of the boys at the door to crank up a car standing at the curb. Cited from The War Terror, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • The driver got out and tried to crank the engine. Cited from The Exploits of Elaine, Arthur B. Reeve
  • At one point, they are forced to crank the car, which is done in a very suggestive way.
  • It was the work of a second to crank it; of another to jump into the front seat. Cited from Friday, the Thirteenth, by Thomas W. Lawson
  • I resolved to crank her once more, and then for the axe hunt! Cited from The River and I, by John G. Neihardt
  • Jack left off at the ram's horn, and came to crank up for her. Cited from The Motor Girls on A Tour, by Margaret Penrose
  • The power is usually so mounted that the pilot has no control over the starting, as he is not in a position to crank it. Cited from Aeroplanes, by J. S. Zerbe
  • I'm not strong-minded enough to crank my own motor-car and study woman's suffrage. Cited from The Melting of Molly, by Maria Thompson Daviess
  • Are you too drunk to crank up your machine? Cited from A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill, by Alice Hegan Rice
  • The bridge requires a minimum of four men to crank it by hand until it is parallel with the river.
  • Jake went around in front of the machine to crank it. Cited from Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains, by Stella M. Francis
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