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any nook or cranny (plural any nooks or crannies)

  1. (idiomatic) Any part of a place; anywhere.
    • This book could be in any nook or cranny of the house.
    • 1893, David George Ritchie, quoting Andrew Seth, Hegelianism and Personality, 2nd ed. (1893; 1st ed. 1887), note p. 213 edition, quoted in 'Darwin and Hegel', published 1893, chapter "II. Darwin and Hegel", note 1, page 72:
      An absolute system cannot afford to leave any nook or cranny of existence unexplored.

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