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Heron vs. Crane — What's the Difference?

Heron vs. Crane — What's the Difference?

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Heron

The herons are long-legged, long-necked, freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae, with 64 recognised species, some of which are referred to as egrets or bitterns rather than herons. Members of the genera Botaurus and Ixobrychus are referred to as bitterns, and, together with the zigzag heron, or zigzag bittern, in the monotypic genus Zebrilus, form a monophyletic group within the Ardeidae.
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Crane

Any of various large wading birds of the family Gruidae, having a long neck, long legs, and a long bill.
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Heron

A large fish-eating wading bird with long legs, a long S-shaped neck, and a long pointed bill.
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Crane

A similar bird, such as a heron.
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Heron

Any of various wading birds of the family Ardeidae, having a long neck, long legs, a long pointed bill, and usually white, gray, or bluish-gray plumage.
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Crane

A machine for hoisting and moving heavy objects by means of cables attached to a movable boom.
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Heron

A long-legged, long-necked wading bird of the family Ardeidae.
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Crane

Any of various devices with a swinging arm, as in a fireplace for suspending a pot.
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Heron

Any wading bird of the genus Ardea and allied genera, of the family Ardeidæ. The herons have a long, sharp bill, and long legs and toes, with the claw of the middle toe toothed. The common European heron (Ardea cinerea) is remarkable for its directly ascending flight, and was formerly hunted with the larger falcons.
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Crane

To hoist or move with or as if with a crane.
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Heron

Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
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Crane

To strain and stretch (the neck, for example) in order to see better.
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Heron

Gray or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
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Crane

To stretch one's neck toward something for a better view.
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Crane

To be irresolute; hesitate.
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Crane

Any bird of the family Gruidae, large birds with long legs and a long neck which is extended during flight.
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Crane

Ardea herodias, the great blue heron.
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Crane

A mechanical lifting machine or device, often used for lifting heavy loads for industrial or construction purposes.
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Crane

An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace for supporting kettles etc. over the fire.
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Crane

A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.
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Crane

(nautical) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc.; generally used in pairs.
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Crane

(obsolete) The cranium.
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Crane

(ambitransitive) To extend (one's neck).
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Crane

(transitive) To raise or lower with, or as if with, a crane.
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Crane

(intransitive) To pull up before a jump.
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Crane

A wading bird of the genus Grus, and allied genera, of various species, having a long, straight bill, and long legs and neck.
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Crane

Any arm which swings about a vertical axis at one end, used for supporting a suspended weight.
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Crane

A machine for raising and lowering heavy weights, and, while holding them suspended, transporting them through a limited lateral distance. In one form it consists of a projecting arm or jib of timber or iron, a rotating post or base, and the necessary tackle, windlass, etc.; - so called from a fancied similarity between its arm and the neck of a crane See Illust. of Derrick.
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Crane

An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace, for supporting kettles, etc., over a fire.
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Crane

A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.
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Crane

A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc., - generally used in pairs. See Crotch, 2.
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Crane

The American blue heron (Ardea herodias).
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Crane

To cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; - with up.
What engines, what instruments are used in craning up a soul, sunk below the center, to the highest heavens.
An upstart craned up to the height he has.
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Crane

To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully.
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Crane

To reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter cranes forward before taking a leap.
The passengers eagerly craning forward over the bulwarks.
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Crane

United States writer (1871-1900)
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Crane

United States poet (1899-1932)
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Crane

Lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis
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Crane

Large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
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Crane

Stretch (the neck) so as to see better;
The women craned their necks to see the President drive by
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