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nook and cranny

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nook and cranny something remote "he explored every nook and cranny of science"
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Idioms

Every nook and cranny - If you search every nook and cranny, you look everywhere for something.
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Usage

In literature:

The Indians searched in every nook and cranny of the barn where a human being could possibly be concealed.
"Hope and Have" by Oliver Optic
The two silently explored every nook and cranny finding, to their utter astonishment, no one aboard.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
They searched every nook and cranny, and meanwhile Totantora got away.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
Commencing with the men's quarters forward, he searched every nook and cranny, but without success.
"The Red Rat's Daughter" by Guy Boothby
But I'll go through every nook and cranny.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
He was in every nook and cranny of it.
"Cinderella Jane" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
It was good to smell the ancient odour of soap which had nestled permanently in every nook and cranny.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
I know every nook and cranny along the shore.
"Voice from the Cave" by Mildred A. Wirt
The wind still swirled and eddied into every nook and cranny.
"His Unknown Wife" by Louis Tracy
Waiters came upon the run from every nook and cranny and crowded tables upon us.
"I Walked in Arden" by Jack Crawford
And here and there your eye will rest with pleasure on patches of moss and fern growing luxuriantly in dripping nooks and crannies.
"A Month in Yorkshire" by Walter White
A thousand years ago every nook and cranny in the Calabrian mountains had its Greek hermit.
"Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886)" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
Now, grasping his pistol but not drawing it, he began another stealthy tour of the apartment, exploring every nook and cranny.
"The Slayer Of souls" by Robert Chambers
Every nook and cranny is numbered, and each man has his own number to keep clean.
"Four American Naval Heroes" by Mabel Beebe
Low bookshelves were in every nook and cranny, filled with books, the shelves actually sagging with them.
"Molly Brown of Kentucky" by Nell Speed
In searching every nook and cranny of land we had acquired new arts of life and a new perspective of nature's wonders.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
The miller showed the working of the mill wheels, and led the way into every nook and cranny, explaining as they went.
"Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball" by J. W. Duffield
This applies as much to the men as it does to the remotest nook and cranny in the darkest and deepest part of the ship.
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews
It was a corner room, and had queer little nooks and crannies in all sorts of unexpected places.
"The Girls of St. Wode's" by L. T. Meade
Raife chased him around the corner and searched every nook and cranny where he could possibly have hidden.
"The Broken Thread" by William Le Queux
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In news:

Nooks and Crannies is a family affair.
The Sugar Plum, housed in the nooks and crannies of the Parkside Mansion, a charming old house-for-hire, is as sweet as its namesake and filled with beautiful things at every turn.
Old tool chests made by the masters utilized every square inch of space with custom-fit nooks and crannies for all of their hand tools.
AERO, held each year in the south of Germany, is one of those shows that has interesting aircraft in more nooks and crannies than even a crack reporter can find.
I'm a fan of all things digital-- high-definition, wireless, and immediate with their perfect ones and zeroes-- but nooks and crannies of my life will forever remain analog .
The bacteria have learned to live intimately with the host plant, in the nooks and crannies, on the leaf surface, and such, Johnson explained to growers attending an OSU cherry research symposium at The Dalles, Oregon, last winter.
In every nook and cranny of Joe and Cheryl Shutt's home, gift baskets and bags and more gift baskets.
Lots of nooks and crannies, unexpected rooms around corners, and at least one room that you can enter three different ways — not one of which you can ever remember.
Every nook and cranny filled with holiday cheer on Renfrew Museum and house tour.
Fantastic flags you can see off W. The nooks and crannies throughout the Village that often get overlooked.
For easier cleaning and enhanced food safety, it is best to choose food processors with minimal nooks and crannies that can trap food and harbor harmful bacteria.
Explore every nook and cranny of President Obama's federal budget proposal .
The nooks and crannies throughout the Village that often get overlooked.
Vacuum all nooks and crannies within bedroom.
M easuring 13 x 14 feet, this sleek kitchen takes advantage of every possible nook and cranny.
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In science:

In a confined nook and cranny somewhere in the premordial sea, there was a very favorable conditions for the autocatalytic reactions to take place and after a sufficiently long time, the initial homochiral selection was established.
Chirality Selection Models in a Closed System
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