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granny

, grannie
1. Engineering a revolving cap on a chimneypot that keeps out rain, etc.
2. Southern US a midwife or nurse

Granny

cantankerous matriarch of the Clampett family. [TV: “The Beverly Hillbillies” in Terrace, I, 93–94]
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Then one day he finds a tin filled with diamonds and gems which leads to the amazing discovery that his granny was once an international jewel thief
Adapting the successful Spence-Chapin Granny Program model for the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center will bring the many benefits of loving one-on-one relationships to a population that is right here in our local community," says Ann Hassan, who oversees the granny programs for Spence-Chapin.
In fact, Granny is as far removed from the Irish Mammy as Brendan O'Carroll is from RuPaul.
ON ROAD Paul, left and top right, can't wait to Paul, left and top right, can't wait tour with Yer Granny stars, from top left, Barbara Rafferty, Maureen Beattie, Jonathan Watson, Gregor Fisher as Granny and Louise McCarthy
Scientists at Washington State University have concluded that nondigestible compounds in apples -- specifically, Granny Smith apples -- may help prevent disorders associated with obesity.
Undoubtedly the only person ever inspired by a Bill Bradley speech, Granny D had decided that something needed to be done about campaign finance after walking 60 miles to hear Bradley speak in New Hampshire in 1997.
By using the real-life stories of Black, Southern midwives (called granny midwives) to situate and complicate their literary representation, Lee performs what she terms a "double-dutch reading": an athletically and rhythmically challenging way to jump rope that involves two ropes turning in opposite directions from each other, yet remaining in sync.
Oh my yes, that Andy always had quite the sweet tooth," chuckled Granny Wittman from the comfort of her rocking chair.
Playing Katie Morag's Glasgow granny is the exception.
Miss Marple's Julia McKenzie plays the granny, and is joined by other TV favourites Miranda Hart, Joanna Lumley and Rob Brydon.
Now Gangsta Granny has been turned into a BBC1 special with a star-studded cast.
As well as touring widely in the North East, My Granny is a Pirate will also visit book festivals in Shef-field and Manchester.