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Synonyms for cracking

a sudden sharp noise


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the act of cracking something

the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)

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A film of relentless pace laced with the blackest of humour and a crackingly memorable synth score composed by Carpenter himself this is an excellent two disc special larded with extras.
The book has an easy style, with a wonderful descriptive narrative of people and places and numerous crackingly good yarns.
THEY had eight, not very good, horses and, on December 1, 1993, Nicholls' new career got off to a crackingly bad start.
But it looks like none of them, and inch for inch, it crackingly outstrips the competition.
Barry makes a strong case for the subtitle of his crackingly good tale, "The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America." His story focuses on imperiously powerful personalities who willfully had their ways, often gravely flawed, to control the river.
A crackingly good caper and the music also hits the right chord.
Hailed by Jonathan Franzen as "hilarious and crackingly intelligent", Lerner's tale is deeper than just a comic novella about the daily life of a confused and horny student in a foreign city.
Helmer Jimmy Fay's crackingly paced, superbly acted production seems certain to provide Abbey Theater a.d.
He ruled out early tax cuts when the Conservative returned to power, saying: "We left Labour a crackingly good economy.
Drawing on the French policier tradition, inspired by real events and playing like a fusion of Michael Mann's Heat and The Count of Monte Cristo, former cop Olivier Marchal has delivered a crackingly dark, gritty thriller, driven by terrifically intense performances from Daniel Auteuil and Gerard Depardieu.
But, from the crackingly funny script to the talented director to the peerless cast, it always had MadeIn Britain written all over it.
Add the Princes hunting for the ruby, and a coven of witches (headed by a crackingly well-preserved Michelle Pfeiffer), who want to eat Yvaine's heart to gain eternal life, and that's only the first 20 minutes.
ADVENTURE stories are not just the stuff for boys, as this crackingly fast paced story proves.
Two crackingly good traits for a comic and Gordon Southern is said to have both.
But there's also some crackingly effective action moments for the money (notably a fight on the hell train express sequence that ventures into the realms of surreal animation) while Oseman displays a knowing deadpan wit and a very keen sense of moody camerawork a she builds to his apocalyptic climax.