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Topic: NATURE

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: cren, cran 'mark cut in a surface'

cranny

noun
     
cran‧ny plural crannies [countable]
DN a small narrow hole in a wall or rock:
The toad hid itself in a cranny in the wall.

➔ nook and cranny

at nook (3)
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