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Example sentences for "crannies"

Lexicographically close words:
cranking; cranks; crankshaft; cranky; crannied; crannog; crannogs; cranny; crap; crape
  1. Deep and varied shadows lie in the little ravines that seam its almost vertical slopes, and streaks of dusty snow lurk in the higher crannies feeding trickling cascades of sunbright water that drop like tears into the unfathomed canyon.

  2. Into the thousand cracks and crannies the rains and snows of autumn pour floods of water, which penetrate the inmost recesses of the well-seamed crags.

  3. In the crannies of every rock you will find sea-anemones (Actiniae); and a dozen of these only will be enough to convert your little vase into the most brilliant of living flower-gardens.

  4. We can see dark crannies and caves beneath; yet too narrow to allow the surge to wash in, and keep the surface clean.

  5. In his mind's eye he saw this prosaic tub sublimed into a romantic pool, and girdled by a rockery, in whose mossy crannies errant trickles of water might lose themselves, and perhaps fertilize exotic flora yet unborn.

  6. Collecting our kit from sopping crannies and corners, we packed it and paraded at six, and marched off to the quay, where the Aurania, our homeward transport, lay.

  7. Then, all of God belongs to me, and the whole wealth of His aggregated perfections is available for stopping the crannies of my heart and filling its emptiness.

  8. There is only one source of permanent joy which takes possession of and fills all the corners and crannies of the heart, and that is a love towards God equally abiding and all-pervasive.

  9. Leave the town and the highway, journey onward deep among the hills, and in their farthest nooks and crannies you will come to places where the hired girls are living happily.

  10. Now I have come from the hill-sides and the crannies of the rocks to look upon thee, and I must get me back at once; for within a builded town I may not be.

  11. The deeper it descends, the ranker and denser grows the vegetation, which, sprouting from the crannies and fissures of the rocks, spreads a green veil over the roaring or murmuring stream in the tremendous chasm below.

  12. He nosed about in the crannies of the rocks lining the inlet, and got into the water again to explore better.

  13. But this Ivery was like a poison gas that hung in the air and got into unexpected crannies and that you couldn't fight in an upstanding way.

  14. How they, getting bolder by degrees, came to the mouths of their holes and to the chinks and cracks and crannies in the wainscoting till their eyes shone like tiny lamps as the firelight rose and fell.

  15. At the many rat-holes and in the chinks and crannies of the wainscot he saw the rats' eyes; and this aspect, that was purely physical, gave him a gleam of comfort.

  16. The bloody axe in the corner, the heaps of filth, and the eyes on the bone heaps and in the crannies of the floor.

  17. Squirrels hibernate; moles sleep away the dead of winter; frogs retire to the depths of ponds; slugs bury themselves in the soil; dormice doze in well-lined crannies among the boles of hazels.

  18. About life and the books he knew more than they, and he wondered into what nooks and crannies they had cast aside their educations.

  19. He was in that rare and blissful state wherein a man sees his dreams stalk out from the crannies of fantasy and become fact.

  20. The afternoon had darkened into twilight, and the autumnal wind was sighing through the crannies of the door.

  21. Another gust of wind, more furious than the last, whistled overhead and through the crannies of the door.

  22. Blent with the gurgle and cluck and whisper of the water among the lifted bladder-wrack and in and out of the pools and crannies in the rocks, there was the piteous sound of a human sob.

  23. He runs into chinks and crannies if you come too near to him, and sheds his very tail for fear, if you catch it by the tip.

  24. Strange it was to notice such versatility of invention, such readiness of resource, such familiarity with divers nooks and crannies in the practical experience of life, in a man now so hard put to it for a livelihood.

  25. At the end was a mimic representation of a mountain torrent, with real water tumbling down real rocks, and here and there in the crannies and crevices grew delicate little ferns, while overhead towered the great fronds of the tree ferns.

  26. He crept along the narrow ledge and scrambled with great difficulty into a niche above, holding on by the weeds and sparse grass which grew out of the crannies of the barren crag.

  27. It was daubed on to the sills of the ruin: it roosted in the crannies of the rock like white sea-birds; even on outlying reefs there would be a little cock of snow, like a toy lighthouse.

  28. All the Spaniards fell but three or four, who scrambled down the crannies of the cliff.

  29. I could hear them piping shrilly at the crannies and beneath the eaves; and their whistling voices had, I confess, a secret charm for me.

  30. Though the sun doth not flood the crannies and crevices with its light—and though dangling webs from spiders’ looms swing from one huge beam to another—yet may there brood no Fancies there?

  31. The Compound was filled with tents with Crannies and their wives; the day passed without alarm.

  32. I own I was more frightened this night than any time during the siege; however, we got safely to the Artillery barracks, where we were to halt; some very dirty crannies had taken possession before us.

  33. Even I had to keep rushing through the crannies and passages to keep myself lively.

  34. Mr. Mayburn would really have liked himself to have a peep into the many holes and crannies of the rocks, which sent forth such multitudes of birds, and he could not object to the expedition.

  35. The dripping servants emerged from their nooks and crannies in the lowest depths of depression, and the camels snorted with increased petulance as they floundered through the mud to be loaded.

  36. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "crannies" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.