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Synonyms for crick

a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back ('rick' and 'wrick' are British)

English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916-2004)

twist (a body part) into a strained position

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Well, as to going up into their horns," replied Dairyman Crick dubiously, as though even witchcraft might be limited by anatomical possibilities, "I couldn't say; I certainly could not.
When the milking was finished for the evening they straggled indoors, where Mrs Crick, the dairyman's wife--who was too respectable to go out milking herself, and wore a hot stuff gown in warm weather because the dairymaids wore prints--was giving an eye to the leads and things.
Indeed, Cricks reputation as an atheist and Humanist created controversy but he acknowledged that his rejection of a religious worldview helped form his reasons for investigating questions about life and consciousness.
In 1953 Francis Crick and James Dewey Watson discovered the double-helix structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA.
Crick publicly supported Humanism as a notable signatory of the American Humanist Association's Humanist Manifesto III in 2003 as well as its predecessor, Humanist Manifesto II in 1973.