At first it had seemed delightful to go to grannie, but now she thought anything was better than being where she was not wanted.
The loss of my watch had made the thought of grannie painful again.
So he said, “grannie, what is there in all these jars and jugs?”
grannie's bed, with its white curtains, looked as if it were mouldering away after her.
grannie and Mother went on playing cards and took no notice.
It would be more exact to say he thought of Katherine and grannie.
While still in bed he had heard grannie and Nancy in the room below.
He was more than ever sure that grannie was a simpleton and Csar a brazen hypocrite.
Katie came now and then, and looked in, but she did not speak, except once to say that grannie was sleeping still.
"Lave women's matters alone, father; it'll become you better," said grannie.
1660s, according to OED, most likely a diminutive and contraction of grannam, shortened form of grandame, rather than from grandmother. The sailor's granny knot (by 1803, originally granny's knot, so called because "it is the natural knot tied by women or landsmen" [Smyth, "Sailor's Word-Book," 1867]. Granny Smith apples (1895) named for Maria Ann Smith (d.1870) of Australia, who originated them.