Crannies
Cranny Cran"ny (kr[a^]n"n[y^]), n.; pl. {Crannies} (-n[i^]z). [F. cran notch, prob. from L. crena (a doubful word).] 1. A small, narrow opening, fissure, crevice, or chink, as in a wall, or other substance. [1913 Webster]

In a firm building, the cavities ought not to be filled with rubbish, but with brick or stone fitted to the crannies. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

He peeped into every cranny. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. (Glass Making) A tool for forming the necks of bottles, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cranny — [[t]kræ̱ni[/t]] crannies N COUNT: usu pl Crannies are very narrow openings or spaces in something. every nook and cranny → see nook They fled like lizards into crannies in the rocks. Syn: crevice …   English dictionary

  • Crannied — Cranny Cran ny, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Crannied} ( n?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crannying}.] 1. To crack into, or become full of, crannies. [R.] [1913 Webster] The ground did cranny everywhere. Golding. [1913 Webster] 2. To haunt, or enter by, crannies.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cranny — Cran ny (kr[a^]n n[y^]), n.; pl. {Crannies} ( n[i^]z). [F. cran notch, prob. from L. crena (a doubful word).] 1. A small, narrow opening, fissure, crevice, or chink, as in a wall, or other substance. [1913 Webster] In a firm building, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cranny — Cran ny, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Crannied} ( n?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crannying}.] 1. To crack into, or become full of, crannies. [R.] [1913 Webster] The ground did cranny everywhere. Golding. [1913 Webster] 2. To haunt, or enter by, crannies. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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