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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
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Granny

cantankerous matriarch of the Clampett family. [TV: “The Beverly Hillbillies” in Terrace, I, 93–94]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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.
So, unable to find a suitable rug, I decided to make this rather hard-wearing fabric one that would indeed have taken pride of place in our grannies' hallways."
John said: "We love the Russian grannies. I think the Russian grannies have a crush on me and Edward.
Ceri Mowatt works as a knitter for Grannies, Inc., putting together beanies, scarves and snoods and adding a little bit of granny TLC.
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.