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Finally, the craft used rocket thrusters to slow down further and then a system known as a sky crane to lower the rover the final distance to the surface.

The landing came at the end of a cruise through interplanetary space and a dive through the Martian atmosphere, as the rover and its rocket-supported crane shed parachutes, a heat shield, and a lot of speed.

As I stood in the middle of piles of paper cranes, stuffed animals and bibles, I knew I wouldn’t soon forget that scene.

“Young cranes are inquisitive creatures and will sometimes eat things they should not eat,” the USGS’s Jessica Fitzpatrick wrote to me in an email.

If a couple prefers donations to a charity, then guests can give to charity, give nothing or give checks made out to the couple — which they can then donate, spend on themselves or fold into cranes.

Excited, Shaheen wasted no time and began interviewing surgeons, deciding upon Dr. Curtis Crane in Greenbrae, California.

During our meeting, Yuji took a small paper crane from a plastic box and dropped it into my palm.

This is a project run by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership.

If I look hard enough online, will I find video of you in one of those whooping crane suits?

I made it physical, and the actors were really hanging from a crane 100 feet above the ground.

A huge string game-bag was slung over his back, and in an antelope's horn or a crane's bill bullets were carried.

They did so, and Crane looked up at the fat hardware man with eyes that were not quite so contemptuous.

"Ten thousand eight hundred," Crane's youth bid, desperately.

He went back to his hardware store and waited—waited for Crane and Keith to start their inevitable logging operations.

After long delays Crane and Keith made pretense of building camps and starting to log.


On this page you'll find 151 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crane, such as: boost, broaden, continue, develop, enhance, and enlarge.

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