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 for cranny
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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              The ground did cranny everywhere.     --Golding.
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     2. To haunt, or enter by, crannies.
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              All tenantless, save to the crannying wind. --Byron.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cranny \Cran"ny\, a. [Perh. for cranky. See Crank, a. ]
     Quick; giddy; thoughtless. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              In a firm building, the cavities ought not to be
              filled with rubbish, but with brick or stone fitted
              to the crannies.                      --Dryden.
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              He peeped into every cranny.          --Arbuthnot.
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     2. (Glass Making) A tool for forming the necks of bottles,
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a long narrow depression in a surface [syn: crevice,
           cranny, crack, fissure, chap]
      2: a small opening or crevice (especially in a rock face or

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  131 Moby Thesaurus words for "cranny":
     abysm, abyss, alcove, arroyo, asylum, bay, bezel, bolt-hole,
     box canyon, breach, break, cache, canyon, carrel, cavity, chamfer,
     chap, chase, chasm, check, chimney, chink, cleft, cleuch, clough,
     col, concealment, corner, corrugation, coulee, couloir, cove,
     cover, covert, coverture, crack, crevasse, crevice, cubby,
     cubbyhole, cubicle, cut, cwm, dado, dark corner, defile, dell, den,
     dike, ditch, donga, draw, dugout, engraving, excavation, fault,
     fissure, flaw, flume, flute, fluting, foxhole, fracture, funk hole,
     furrow, gap, gape, gash, gorge, gouge, groove, gulch, gulf, gully,
     hideaway, hideout, hidey hole, hiding, hiding place, hole,
     incision, joint, kloof, lair, leak, microgroove, moat, niche, nook,
     notch, nullah, opening, oriel, pass, passage, rabbet, ravine,
     recess, refuge, rent, retreat, rifling, rift, rime, roomlet, ruck,
     rupture, rut, sanctuary, scissure, score, scratch, seam,
     secret place, slit, slot, snuggery, split, stash, streak, stria,
     striation, sulcation, sulcus, trench, undercovert, valley, void,
     wadi, well-worn groove, wrinkle

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