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Word Example of - crack

    Example Sentences for crack

    “I see you are keeping watch through a crack in the door,” he said.

    Its action was so terrific that it did not rend or crack metal or stone which it struck.

    It ain't any crib we're wantin' to crack, or nothin' like that.

    The eagle left Loki there and flew within a crack in the mountain.

    Set one minute in a hot oven but not long enough to cause the fence to crack.

    And again the cup fell to the ground without a crack or a dint.

    If you shay it different, I'll chew your head like an apple caught in the crack of a door.

    O, mother, I'm so sorry, but I've broke a crack in the pitcher!

    I shall have it nearly all reprinted in "Silliman's Journal" as a nut for Agassiz to crack.

    I wished a crack in the earth might open miles deep so I could drop it in.

Word Origin & History of - crack

    Word Origin & History

    crack O.E. cracian "make a sharp noise," from P.Gmc. *krakojan, probably onomatopoeic. The noun meaning "split, opening," is 14c. Meaning "try, attempt" first attested 1836, probably a hunting metaphor, from slang sense of "fire a gun." Meaning "rock cocaine" is first attested 1985. Cracked "mentally unsound" is 17c. (though the equivalent Gk. word was used in this sense by Aristophanes), while crack as in "top-notch, superior" is slang from 1793. Crackpot "pretentious, worthless person" dates from 1883. The superstition that it is bad luck to step on sidewalk cracks has been traced to c.1890.

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