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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Sand thrown up by tracks or wheels will end up in the pintle's nooks and crannies. By the time you get where you're going, the pintle is jammed full and impossible to open.
The writer's learning street is described in terms of some of its primary characteristics: (1) Social Artery; (2) Nooks and Crannies; (3) Ample Daylight; and (4) Spacious.
This time, the nasty nooks and crannies won't be under the bedand behind the fridge, but under the oxter and behind the ears.
The new precious-metal films might also find use as catalysts since their nooks and crannies could promote chemical reactions, Porter suggests.
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mutans causes cavities, and he doubts that coffee can penetrate the "tiny fissures, inside the nooks and crannies of teeth where the bacteria can hide." But, he added, the finding could lead to a treatment aimed at those hiding places.
Coming in the form of nuggets, pellets or pencil tip-sized particles, dry ice gets dee into the nooks and crannies of a surface where it instantly reverts into a gas, expanding 400 times its size to remove grit from the inside out.
'They're for our House Guests section, where young visitors will be able to search with torches in dark nooks and crannies for uninvited 'house guests'.'
It's a childhood home to die for, a big old white wooden affair with nooks and crannies and an enveloping garden cultivated to an Edenesque fare-thee-well by William's father (Peter MacNeill).
Because they make or find little nooks and crannies in rocks and logs and in the ground under them.
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.
Abel finds some gold in little nooks and crannies. It was news to me, for instance, that before East Germany's Erich Honecker fell, he undertook a last-ditch effort to reestablish some form of traditional German nationalism.
BUOYED by the big support coming his way from all nooks and crannies, Oyo State African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship candidate, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, has expressed his readiness to kick start the development of the state without delay once he gets the reins of power on come 29 May, 2019.
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.