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Cran"ny (kr?n"n?), n.; pl. Crannies (-nz). [F. cran notch, prob. from L. crena (a doubful word).]


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.


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Cran"ny, v. i. [imp & p. p. Crannied (-n?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Crannying.]


To crack into, or become full of, crannies.


The ground did cranny everywhere. Golding.


To haunt, or enter by, crannies.

All tenantless, save to the cranning wind. Byron.


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Cran"ny, a. [Perh. for cranky. See Crank, a. ]

Quick; giddy; thoughtless.

[Prov. Eng.]



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