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A small, narrow space or opening.
chink, crack, crevice, slit, split, fissure, rift, cleft, opening, gap, aperture, cavity, hole, hollow, niche, corner, recess, bay, booth, alcove, nook, intersticeView synonyms
- ‘There are nooks and crannies to hide in, long sofas to stretch out on, and high or low chairs to choose from.’
- ‘Wash away the accumulated dust and odd cobweb that's to be found in all the nooks and crannies.’
- ‘They're sprayed all over a car's engine parts, air ducts and other automotive nooks and crannies.’
- ‘It's too sad to watch him walking around and checking nooks and crannies for her.’
- ‘We hired a private person to take us around, so we saw all the nooks and crannies of St Lucia.’
- ‘My preference is for lowly-lit, low-ceilinged places with nooks and crannies where you can sit in the corner and not be noticed all evening.’
- ‘He tried thinking of all the possible hiding places he'd noted since being in the house; and all the possible nooks and crannies he'd yet to even spot.’
- ‘With nooks and crannies to be found on all three levels, storing their possessions won't be an issue for the new owners of this property.’
- ‘It had many niches and personal touches, nooks and crannies, and was home to a few mice, especially in the winter.’
- ‘You could spend several hours exploring the elegant, wide streets, and narrow nooks and crannies.’
- ‘I put my bed together myself despite the fact that my room was so crammed full of boxes that I kept trapping myself in corners and crannies.’
- ‘Fog had begun creeping into the nooks and crannies of his property, blurring fence lines and cattle in the process.’
- ‘There was a large, open interior, with plenty of nooks and crannies.’
- ‘Those investigators have already found some strange stuff in those nooks and crannies.’
- ‘History lies scattered and forgotten in the town's nooks and crannies.’
- ‘I poked my head up and began to look around, shining the light across the attic floor and into all the nooks and crannies.’
- ‘Children played hide and seek in its subterranean nooks and crannies.’
- ‘I really wanted to see the nooks and crannies of underworld gambling.’
- ‘The wind picked up and ruffled his hair each time he emerged from a crack or a cranny; the main arm of the canyon was like a wind tunnel.’
- ‘I know of no other place its size so replete with nooks and crannies.’
Late Middle English: from Old French crane notched from cran, from popular Latin crena notch.
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