Cran"ny, a. [Perh. for
cranky. See Crank, a. ]
Quick; giddy; thoughtless. [Prov. Eng.]
n.; pl. Crannies (-
nĭz). [F. cran notch, prob. from L. crena (a
doubful word).] 1. A small, narrow opening,
fissure, crevice, or chink, as in a wall, or other
In a firm building, the cavities ought not to be
filled with rubbish, but with brick or stone fitted to the
He peeped into every cranny.
2. (Glass Making) A tool for
forming the necks of bottles, etc.
Cran"ny, v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Crannied (-n?d); p. pr. & vb.
n. Crannying.] 1. To crack
into, or become full of, crannies. [R.]
The ground did cranny everywhere.
2. To haunt, or enter by,
All tenantless, save to the crannying