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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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It's Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing - staying with Granny.
Amanda Stansfield, Director of Granny Gothards explains: "We have been making these flavours for 5 years for the food services sector of the market with great success and as a result of this, we have decided to launch these delicious flavours as a retail product.
Granny, who was around 105 years old, was reported missing Tuesday and was determined to be dead, BBC News (http://www.
One of my mum's most vivid early memories is of my granny and her sisters talking about putting on their "rouge" before they went out.
Everyone who grew up in the 80s remembers Super Gran - the cult series about a crime-fighting Scots granny, who wore an oversized tam o'shanter and rode a flying bike.
Fears had been raised that some granny flats would also be counted as a second home, and therefore liable to the surcharge.
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 and, persuaded by Ben, they decide to take on the biggest heist ever to steal the Crown Jewels.
The granny square is the crocheter's foundation for countless projects and is unparalleled for its portability, versatility, and endless variety.
It was just the other day when their granny had called to ask their well-being.
Pap was a carpenter by trade and Granny was a wonderful homemaker.
The Department of Trade and Industry has warned consumers against buying two American apple brands -- Gala and Granny Smith -- following a product recall issued by the US Food and Drugs Administration as these products could cause serious health consequence or death for having been associated with the "listerious" outbreak.