Cranny

Definition of Cranny

Cran´ny   Pronunciation: krăn´nŷ
n.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.
v. i.1.To crack into, or become full of, crannies.
[imp. & p. p. Crannied (-n?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Crannying.]
The ground did cranny everywhere.
- Golding.
2.To haunt, or enter by, crannies.
All tenantless, save to the crannying wind.
- Byron.
a.1.Quick; giddy; thoughtless.

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