nooks and crannies


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nook and cranny

Every possible place or part of something, down to the smallest ones. You need to clean every nook and cranny of this room before your grandmother gets here—it has to be spotless for her! I looked in every nook and cranny of the attic and couldn't find that box anywhere.
See also: and, cranny, nook

nooks and crannies

COMMON If you talk about the nooks and crannies of a place or object, you mean the smaller parts which are not normally noticed or are hard to reach. In the weeks before Christmas, we would search all the nooks and crannies of the house, trying to find our presents. This historic county town is packed with interesting nooks and crannies to explore. Note: You can also talk about every nook and cranny, meaning all the parts of a place or object. He seemed to know every nook and cranny of Venice. Note: A nook is a corner or recess in a wall, and a cranny is a narrow opening or gap.
See also: and, cranny, nook
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Alan will be showing his own slides of the nooks and crannies of our county, coupled with a most enjoyable presentation of fascinating facts, history, locations and humour.
You will never find this plant on pines, but it loves live oaks and baldcypress, which have bark with plenty of nooks and crannies to hold and germinate the seed.
The enchanted castle expands from one story to three stories and features all kinds of fascinating rooms, nooks and crannies, and even a dance floor for exciting new discovery and exploration.
Where do you go in autumn when summer days have fled And down country lanes, winter's old age is soon to spread Are there no nooks and crannies whose sanctuary You may seek No barns and church belfries in which to hide In nocturnal sleep Do you ever hear the chimes at midnight When the moon has risen high And cloud, wind and tempest race across the angry skies Are you aroused from slumber at evensong When by candlelight angelic voices start to sing About the Christ Child who was born to be a King Do you dream of springtime When the web of life you once again will spin And in the meadows, nature's cry gives new birth As creation's beauty returns to this paradise This heaven, this earth by Mr D.
Mr Gill, a law-abiding citizen, will without doubt stick rigidly to public rights of way, thereby not coming across badger setts in hidden nooks and crannies, out of public view.
Rest Easy Flea Spray is designed for use on carpets, furniture, pet bedding and all of the nooks and crannies where fleas like to congregate, excluding pets themselves.
Rusty's Rag is the only gun cloth on the market that can get in all the nooks and crannies of your gun.
Use it on cookers, taps, pots and pans, tile grout and all those fiddly, hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.
As they get older, the trees develop holes, nooks and crannies and dead and rotting wood, perfect homes for lots of insects.
Places of exchange should have nooks and crannies, playful and surprising with human-scale places to explore and hide in.
Tons of round walls, nooks and crannies, a random set of shallow-end stairs, a cradle, round and pointed over-vert extensions, snakeruns, sea shells and coral for coping, lots of vert, and a 3/4-pipe section.
This is not normal for families, but it's perfect for someone like me because I can use all the nooks and crannies and extra bathrooms and sinks for my art,'' says Scott, a versatile artist whose home is a stop on the weekend-long Valley Artists Studio Tour.
Many owners completely avoid their own cellars, especially those with low ceilings and numerous small rooms, nooks and crannies.
Using them to wash your bird can cause corrosion when runoff is trapped in nooks and crannies.
Not a bit of this exhibition of photographs, drawings, and video and other installations, ingeniously inserted in the nooks and crannies of the MEP's grotto-like lower level (full of history and charm but devoid of windows), was either instantaneous or insular.