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eccentric

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an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride

a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

travel along a zigzag path

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start by cranking

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rotate with a crank

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fasten with a crank

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bend into the shape of a crank

(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

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He was a good chap at his work, I believe, but he was a crank.
I only know that he was a quiet-living, decent sort of a chap, but, as I put it to our young friend the newspaper man, he was a crank.
In the eyes of the world Pierre was a great gentleman, the rather blind and absurd husband of a distinguished wife, a clever crank who did nothing but harmed nobody and was a first-rate, good-natured fellow.
Crank the engine and If it cranks normally then the battery is charged.
To be honest, the extreme conscientious objectors have always struck me as cranks," he said.
To start the engine, I turn the ignition to the crank position, and the starter motor cranks normally.
Unfortunately, cranking and/or cranks are derogatory words that are demeaning, belittling, depreciative, scornful, uncomplimentary, degrading and do not bring great credit to those that are serving, or have served.
One of the new businesses is joke and fancy dress shop - Cranks and Pranks - opened by owner Darren Crank who's fond memories of growing up in Huddersfield have inspired his business idea.
Because of the current booming development in arm cranking, a variety of HCs exist with different backrest and seat adjustments and crank-axle heights and crank configurations, such as synchronous (SC), where cranks are in parallel position, and asynchronous (AC), where cranks are in alternate position 180[degrees] to each other.
His main focus will be Cranks, which is listed in major multiples and the foodservice sector and was acquired by The Grocery Company in January 2002.
I don't think he'll have the same problems as he does in the States with the cranks.
Cranks is attempting to expand its vegetarian offer with the relaunch of its sandwich and organic bread lines.
By offering cranks ranging from cheerful to playfully biting, PhotoCrank is perfect for enhancing these captured moments.
is voluntarily recalling more than 1 million cranks installed on bicycles in North America.
Launched: October 2009 Cranks launched a range of three prepared meals into Waitrose in October.