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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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Most of Chapter One, for example, describes black lay midwifery in the rural South in the 1800s and pays special attention to the rapid decline of grannies in the mid-twentieth century.
Spunky hosts of the international travel series Grannies on Safari([R]) love taking Antler on the road.
The Raging Grannies set satirical lyrics to familiar melodies and arrive where the public congregates, where the fine lines beg to be crossed.
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.
I think the Russian grannies have a crush on me and Edward.
A knitter for more than 60 years, Ceri, from Usk, became involved with Grannies, Inc.
MY boyfriend and I had our first child in summer and both grannies tried to see us at Christmas.
Central Vermont grannies were again invited by Montpelier Middle School students to entertain for MLK celebrations; the Peninsula, San Jose and Action League grannies joined to sing at the San Jose Peace Fair and again at Wal-Mart protesting War Toys--tempting some shoppers to stop and join in.
I'm just glad that I have my mum and grannies around to watch her grow up.
Some grannies have thin legs, fat knees, crinkly eyes, or big soft laps.