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cran·ny

 (krăn′ē)
n. pl. cran·nies
A small opening, as in a wall or rock face; a crevice.

[Middle English crani, perhaps alteration of Old French cren, cran, notch, from crener, to notch, from Vulgar Latin *crināre, probably of Gaulish origin and akin to Irish ara-chrin, he decays, fails, withers.]

cran′nied adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crannied - having small chinks or crannies (especially in or between rocks or stones); "a crannied wall"
uncrannied - without chinks or crannies
References in classic literature ?
No cocoanuts nor bananas were to be seen, though dense, tropic vegetation overran everything, dripping in airy festoons from the sheer lips of the precipices and running riot in all the crannied ledges.
Below this stratum lies a confined aquifer consisting of pyroclastic flow deposits from Aso-1, Aso-2, and Aso-3 and densely crannied Togawa lava.
There are, after all, intersections between Leonard's visions of a more democratic post-war Britain; Virginia's wartime jabs at a brave, new, technologically-enhanced future ("Each flat with its refrigerator, in the crannied wall.
Holmes takes Tennyson's ambivalence toward science as a given and then sets out to discover how the materialist astronomer Norman Lockyer, physicist and spiritualist Oliver Lodge, and geologist-minister William North Rice could all quote Tennyson, especially "Flower in the Crannied Wall," in support of such divergent positions, and why they did so just when Tennyson's posthumous literary reputation was fading.