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any of several short-billed Old World rails

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Judge Geraint Walters gave Crake a discount for his guilty plea, and the defendant was sentenced to two years.
IRENE D'SOUZA: When you were writing Oryx and Crake, 9/11 occurred.
First, by putting Oryx and Crake, Payback, and nonliterary forecasting narratives into conversation, we can see the indispensability of fiction--specifically, speculative fiction--to the production of knowledge about the future across economic, political, and artistic fields in the twenty-first century.
Finally, in tying Oryx and Crake to Shelley's The Last Man, Banerjee argues that the original horrors of far-reaching, deadly imperialism within Shelley's novel have evolved into the overpowered international corporations of modern times.
While in Wells's irreverent and impious tale Moreau works on the animals to humanize them, (13) Crake changes humans into his vision of a new species that might rescue the planet, on the way to being destroyed by human greed leading to ecocide.
Crake, mainly ground-dwelling birds, belongs to the family of Rallidae and the order of Gruiformes, and often looks for food in paddy fields, cannas, shrubs and swamps.
Objectives: The main objective of the Tyruliai - Life project is to ensure the favourable conservation status of bittern (Botaurus stellaris) listed on the Annex I of the Birds Directive and the breeding bird species, spotted crake (Porzana porzana) and migratory common crane (Grus grus).
The recordings that where used to attract the birds where done by Manuel Grosselet, who tape-recorded the Grey-breasted Crake in the marsh in Minatitlan (records available at www.
Wells's Time Machine (1895), William Gibson's Neuromancer (1984), and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake (2004) as paradigmatic texts exploring patterns of mutation, virtuality, and bioengineering.
Butler's Parable series (Parable of the Sower, 1993; Parable of the Talents, 1998) and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake (2003) will follow to unravel their difference from critical dystopias of the previous decade.
A crake found dead at Aberdyfi in 1932 was initially identified as a Baillon's crake, then labelled a spotted crake and, thanks to its appearance at a Christmas quiz, it has now been added to the Welsh list as a sora rail from North America
This novel takes place in the same near-future, postapocalyptic moment as Atwood's 2003 Oryx and Crake, making it neither a prequel nor a sequel but rather a companion piece to that earlier work.
In Oryx and Crake (2003), Canadian author Margaret Atwood imagined a dystopian future where genetic technology supplanted human civilization.
From there the contributing British and American literary scholars travel forward through time, viewing such examples as class and gender in Twelfth Night, transvestism and hybridity in Jane Eyre, money and romance in The House of Mirth and Sister Carrie, Toni Morrion's Jazz, and sartorial culture in Oryx and Crake.