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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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Wrapping her arms around me by the crackling fire, Grannie taught me the art of that ancient craft.
Medical history and women's history would be incomplete without documentation of midwifery as practiced by "grannies" in the rural South from the turn of the century through the 1940s.
The Raging Grannies set satirical lyrics to familiar melodies and arrive where the public congregates, where the fine lines beg to be crossed.
Donning their finest "granny get -up" the Grooving Grannies danced to a variety of upbeat tracks and brought the house down.
There is a whole raft of skincare and make-up products which have been going strong since our grannies' day, some with very little change in their formulation.
Incredible footrace performance, which was caught on tape by amateur cameramen, showed by grannies in a village in Russia's one of the northern Caucasian Republics of Dagestan is still breaking record in social media.
The bright exuberant colours of the seaside, captured in mixed media and acrylic overlays, the cheerful grommets, the subtle message implicit in the reassuring body language of the grannies and the helpful 'Granny Grommet's Beach Tips' at the end all contribute to a delightful book to share with a grandchild, especially one who is timid about venturing into the sea.
"Our grannies' houses were a safe haven as children, and full of wonder and delight and things you weren't allowed to touch!
Digital news site HyperVocal (http://hypervocal.com/news/2012/4chan-trolls-take-over-mountain-dews-dub-the-dew-contest/) doesn't believe the prank was 9gag, pointing to multiple threads on 4Chan's site that discussed the status of the prank, mentioning things like "Operation Gushing Grannies, Commence," and "Did we really vote for "'Fauplous Apple'"?
POP twins Jedward have fallen in love at Eurovision - with the Russian grannies.
But if yours isn't a knitter, don't fret - because there's a group of grannies ready and waiting to whip you up a cosy treat.
The high street actually taking notice of our lovely little grannies and stocking clothing inspired by them.