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Michael Press

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Re: Need German equivalent of "crank"
Posted: Nov 29, 2006 3:45 AM
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In article <7c3bh.1273$dX4.680@clgrps13>,
"Larry Hammick" <larryhammick@telus.net> wrote:

> "Michael Press"
> > 5. A person full of crotchets; one given to fantastic
> > or impracticable projects; one whose judgment is
> > perverted in respect to a particular matter. [Colloq.]

> This looks like the one. But any date? Webster gives 1924 for this somewhat
> different term:


Only date I have is
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (G & C. Merriam
Co., 1913, edited by Noah Porter)
<http://machaut.uchicago.edu/websters>

I love this dictionary because of the quotations.

> crank^3: adjective (1924)
> of, relating to, or being a cranky or eccentric person
>
> cranky^{1_1} (1821)
> a: given to fretful fussiness : readily angered when opposed : CROTCHETY
> b: marked by eccentricity


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Michael Press


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