The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Crane \Crane\ (kr[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Craned
(kr[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Craning.]
1. To cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; -- with
What engines, what instruments are used in craning
up a soul, sunk below the center, to the highest
An upstart craned up to the height he has.
2. To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane
the neck disdainfully. --G. Eliot.