nook and cranny

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nook and cranny (plural nooks and crannies)

  1. (idiomatic) A place or part of a place, especially small or remote.
    • Everyone went to sleep in some nook and cranny of the house.
    • 1966, Pat Shaw Iversen (tr.), “Soup from a Sausage Peg”, in The Snow Queen and Other Tales, 1st ed. edition, translation of Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, page 224:
      It's strange to come away from home, from your own nook and cranny, to go by ship – which is also a kind of nook and cranny – and then suddenly be more than a hundred miles away and stand in a foreign land!


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