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 Cramp-ring.Crank. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Crane
 
means long-shanks. (Welsh, gar, “the shanks,” whence our gaiter and garter.) Garan is the long-shanked bird, contracted into g’ran, crane; heron is another form of the same word.   1
 


 Cramp-ring.Crank. 

 
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