granny

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n granny a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure
    • n granny the mother of your father or mother
    • n granny an old woman
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cows, like my grannie, do not have upper teeth.
    • n Granny A grandmother; a grandam; familiarly, an old woman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n granny A grandmother; an old woman.
    • n granny A duck, the south-southerly or old-wife. More fully, old granny.
    • n granny A nurse or midwife.
    • granny To serve as a nurse or midwife.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Granny gran′i a grandmother: an old woman—also Grand′am
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Usage

In literature:

And the ould grannies would have courtesied to me and hate in their hearts.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
My precious granny, what will you say next?
"Shawl-Straps" by Louisa M. Alcott
Granny Phoebe was the midwife at our plantashun and she birthed all the babies.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
These are given with innocent candor, but Sir Donald is not familiar with "Just-Bessie-That's-All," or "Granny.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
For mony lang year I hae heard frae my granny, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
But at least I locked Grannie up.
"A Master of Mysteries" by L. T. Meade
How can you leave your dear old granny, my boy?
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
For mony lang year I hae heard frae my granny, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Grannis to my deal It belongs to me.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
But this time I let Miss Ella go to 'the house' alone an' I sneaked aroun' to Granny's cabin an' hid.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
On reaching home, Jessie, throwing herself into her granny's arms, gave way to her tears.
"The Two Shipmates" by William H. G. Kingston
There sat granny, with the child on her knee, but my wife was not there.
"Michael Penguyne" by William H. G. Kingston
They found the good woman in the act of supplying Granny Martin with a cup of tea.
"The Lively Poll" by R.M. Ballantyne
Then her mother came in, with grannie and Robbie following in slow procession behind.
"Little Folks (November 1884)" by Various
Grannie needs me at home, and I'm no' going.
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Granny will come to you, my darlings.
"Tatterdemalion" by John Galsworthy
Granny, his wife, was called 'Fender' and she died de first year of freedom.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Granny with wide eyes and stricken face, stood staring at her broken treasures, and the two girls stared at granny.
"The Making of Mona" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
God bless you, dear Granny.
"Records of Later Life" by Frances Ann Kemble
And what did granny expect was to become of her at the end?
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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In poetry:

The hoose was dark, the folk asleep,
They stood a wee to tak' their breath;
But Grannie swarf't, an' on the floor
She fell as white an' caul' as death.
"The Greetin' Bairn" by Janet Hamilton
"What maks ye sae canty, granny dear?
Has some kin' body been for ye to speir?
Ye luik as smilin an' fain an' willin
As gien ye had fun a bonny shillin!"
"Granny Canty" by George MacDonald
Dad went upstairs with a lighted match
Singing'Grannie's Song at Twilight.'
We heard a crack, and Dad came back
Through the nextdoor neighbour's skylight!
"Nell" by Billy Bennett
"O Grannie," said the frichtit bairn—
Her cheek was white, her dark broun e'e
Was fu' o' tears—"I'll ne'er forget
The dream ye tauld this nicht to me."
"Grannie's Dream: A True Incident" by Janet Hamilton
And should this TALE, fall in the way
Of LOVERS CROSS'D, or GRANNIES GREY,—
Let them confess, 'tis made to prove—
The wisest heads ,—TOO WEAK FOR LOVE!
"The Granny Grey, a Love Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
"But what I am like I carena a strae
Sae lang as I'm his, an' what he wud hae!
Be ye a guid man, John, an' ae day ye'll ken
What maks granny canty yont four score an' ten."
"Granny Canty" by George MacDonald

In news:

Skydiving Granny Goes for Race-Car Ride.
Denny Jane " Granny Jane" Phillips passed away at her home in Sumiton on Friday, Oct 12, 2012 at the age of 68.
The shocking truth about Granny Smith.
After striking her with the lamp, the grandson fled but soon returned to his granny 's apartment and "got into her face" telling her "I should punch you in the jaw," the report stated.
When granny called deputies for help, the teen fled again.
Granny 's Apple Cake on the Weekend Diner.
Granny 's Apple Cake Recipe by: Richard McHone.
Granny 's Apple Cake.
Granny , at least, had some dignity.
This Ain't Your Granny 's Tammy.
Pick your own adventure at Granny 's Garden at San Marcos Ranch: More than 75 varieties of squash, pumpkins & guards, games for the kids, critters and more.
Fall style trends range from predictable (think global-inspired) to laughable (think "granny-chic"), but these three trends stand out as wearable and worthwhile.
'Granny' lovers should save some of her offspring .
Granny Smith (green) and Red Delicious (red) apples belong in different bins.
Like most medical marijuana dispensaries, Granny Purps in Soquel, CA sometimes struggles with an image problem.
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In science:

Of course, a tree does not contain any bracket structure and to reestablish these is the main task of this routine. A “granny” knot is used in order to avoid an overburden bracket structure.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Now, simple summations do not need an extra bracket, when the granny option was a plus as well.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Now, the granny knot plays an important role.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
If no granny exists, i.e. the actual knot is the root, the string of the left knot is set to ’0’.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
If it is a plus and the actual knot is on the left hand side of the granny the string of the left knot is again set to zero, otherwise the granny operation is set to a minus sign and the actual sknot is set onto the right hand side.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Last but not least if the granny operation is a minus the same steps as in the plus case will be performed with a slight difference in the changing of the sign of the granny sknot to a plus instead of a minus.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Similarly, the knot quandles of the square knot SK and granny knot GK are known to be nonisomorphic since their generalized knot groups Gn derived from their knot quandles are distinguished by counting invariants for n ≥ 2 in .
Generalized quandle polynomials
Hugh Montgomery, Mark Strovink, Ron Madaras, John Womersley, Paul Grannis, and others at DØ played a large role in shaping Quaero’s development.
Quaero: Motivation, Summary, Status
In addition, I thank Tom Ferbel, Paul Grannis, and John Womersley for careful reading of this manuscript.
Experimental Summary of Rencontres du Moriond 2004 on QCD and High Energy Interactions
Executive Summary, International Technology Recommendation Panel, Jean-Eudes Augustin, Jonathan Bagger, Barry Barish (chair), Giorgio Bellettini, Paul Grannis, Norbert Holtkamp, George Kalmus, G. S.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005
Recall (see [Fox62]) that the reef and granny knots have isomorphic groups.
A Second Order Algebraic Knot Concordance Group
The granny knot is the trefoil summed with itself, so has signature 4 and is not slice; the two knots are not concordant.
A Second Order Algebraic Knot Concordance Group
We must have boundary information in order to define concordance invariants; it is the inclusion of the boundary which differentiates between the reef and granny knots.
A Second Order Algebraic Knot Concordance Group
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