- n. idiomatic A place or part of a place, especially small or remote.
- n. something remote
“It was very nearly dawn before the last of the yellowing hurricane lanterns which had been bobbing over the saltings and in every nook and cranny of Mystery Mile all night took the path across the park and came to a stop outside the big kitchen door at the back of the hall.”
“Its every nook and cranny apparently lay filled with physic and restorative to bind up rents from the outside.”
“All he can do — all any of the Guild can do — is survey every nook and cranny of the vast Didionite capital city with windsight and hope to encounter me while I’m visible, just as though they were hunting me by ordinary means.””
“Every nook and cranny glowed with butter lamps, and in little saucers powders were burning that caused the air to smell like orange groves and gardens.”
“It was lined with hardtack; the mattress was stuffed with hardtack; every nook and cranny was filled with hardtack.”
“She had emptied two trunks and filled every nook and cranny of the walnut tallboy in the corner when she became aware of a most curious sensation.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘nook and cranny’.
Collocations with 'and' & 'or'
neither fish nor ..., neither hide nor ..., alive and kicking, all or nothing, an arm and a leg, apples and oranges, back and forth, be-all and end-all, bells and whistles, black and white, blood and guts, bow and arrow and 230 more...
contrasting idioms incorporating 'and'
odds and ends, nook and cranny, plug and play, pick and roll, hunt and peck, nickel and dime, movers and shakers, salt and pepper, rack and ruin, profit and loss, rock and roll, rods and cones and 83 more...
Saying the same thing twice. More or less.
spic and span, nook and cranny, odds and ends, bits and bobs, fuss and bother, spits and spots, fine and dandy, out and about, dribs and drabs, prinking and pree..., huffing and puffing, finkle-fankle and 14 more...
adam and eve, again and again, alpha and omega, arts and crafts, b and b, back and forth, bacon and eggs, be-all and end-all, bells and whistles, black and blue, black and tan, blood and guts and 165 more...
Those combined phrases which duplicate, more or less, the sense.
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