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cranny


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  In  a  firm  building,  the  cavities  ought  not  to  be 
  filled  with  rubbish,  but  with  brick  or  stone  fitted 
  to  the  crannies.  --Dryden. 
 
  He  peeped  into  every  cranny.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  (Glass  Making)  A  tool  for  forming  the  necks  of  bottles, 
  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  The  ground  did  cranny  everywhere.  --Golding. 
 
  2.  To  haunt,  or  enter  by  crannies. 
 
  All  tenantless,  save  to  the  crannying  wind.  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cranny  \Cran"ny\,  a.  [Perh.  for  cranky.  See  {Crank},  a.  ] 
  Quick;  giddy;  thoughtless.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cranny 
  n  1:  a  long  narrow  depression  in  a  surface  [syn:  {crevice},  {crack}, 
  {fissure},  {chap}] 
  2:  a  small  opening  or  crevice  (especially  in  a  rock  face  or 
  wall) 




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