Crang vs Cran - What's the difference?

crang | cran |


As nouns the difference between crang and cran

is that crang is while cran is (obsolete) a measure of herrings, either imprecise or sometimes legally specified; also rarely a barrel made to hold such a measure or cran can be (music) an embellishment played on the lowest note of a chanter of a bagpipe, consisting of a series of grace notes produced by rapid sequential lifting of the fingers of the lower hand.

crang

English

cran

English

Etymology 1

Gaelic.

Alternative forms

* crane

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (obsolete) a measure of herrings, either imprecise or sometimes legally specified; also rarely a barrel made to hold such a measure
  • * 1800 Dec., Sir Richard Phillips, The Monthly magazine , Volume 10, No. 66, page 486:
  • Very flattering indeed has been the success of the fishermen; and many boats have come in loaded, averaging thirty or forty crans' each (every '''cran''' estimated at 1,000 herrings), and disposed of their cargoes at nine shillings per ' cran ; but the price has been since raised to fifteen shillings.
  • * 1960 , Singing the Fishing :
  • And fish the knolls on the North Sea Holes
    And try your luck at the North Shields Gut
    With a catch of a hundred cran .
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    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (music) An embellishment played on the lowest note of a chanter of a bagpipe, consisting of a series of grace notes produced by rapid sequential lifting of the fingers of the lower hand.
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