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  1. someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a control freak" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a whimsically eccentric person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. half the width of an em Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. gather nuts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a small square or hexagonal metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. goddess of the sky Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. usually large hard-shelled seed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. Egyptian goddess of the sky Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a news junkie" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal), provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or for transmitting motion. See Illust. of lst Bolt. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The tumbler of a gunlock. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To gather nuts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Dry fruit consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell. Medical Dictionary DB
  18. The fruit of certain trees, consisting of a kernel inclosed in a hard shell; the kernel; a piece of metal with a threaded hole for screwing on to the end of a bolt; slang, a foolish person. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. The fruit of certain trees, consisting of a kernel in a hard shell: a small block of metal for screwing on the end of a bolt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To gather nuts:-pr.p. nutting; pa.p. nutted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Fruit consisting of a kernel in a shell; small block screwed on a bolt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A fruit consisting of a kernel or seed enclosed in a woody shell. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A small block of wood or metal having an internal screw thread. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The fruit of certain trees consisting of a kernel inclosed in a hard shell; a small block of metal or wood containing a concave or female screw; the projection near the eye of an anchor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. A fruit, consisting of a kernel, enclosed in a hard shell; in bot., a bony pericarp containing a single seed, to which it is not closely attached; a piece of metal grooved for screwing on the end of a bolt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. A dry, hard, indehiscent one-celled fruit. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  27. [Anglo-Saxon] A dry, hard, indehiscent one-celled fruit (bot.). na
  28. nut, n. the name popularly given to all those fruits which have the seed enclosed in a bony, woody, or leathery pericarp, not opening when ripe: (bot.) a one-celled fruit, with a hardened pericarp, containing, when mature, only one seed: often the hazel-nut, sometimes the walnut: a small block of metal for screwing on the end of a bolt.--v.i. to gather nuts:--pr.p. nut'ting; pa.p. nut'ted.--adj. NUT'-BROWN, brown, like a ripe old nut.--ns. NUT'CRACKER, an instrument for cracking nuts: a genus of birds of the family Corvidæ; NUT'-GALL, an excrescence, chiefly of the oak; NUT'HATCH, a genus of birds of the family Sittidæ, agile creepers--also NUT'JOBBER, NUT'PECKER; NUT'-HOOK, a stick with a hook at the end for pulling down boughs that the nuts may be gathered: a bailiff, a thief who uses a hook; NUT'MEAL, meal made from the kernels of nuts; NUT'-OIL, an oil obtained from walnuts; NUT'-PINE, one of several pines with large edible seeds; NUT'SHELL, the hard substance that encloses the kernel of a nut: anything of little value; NUT'TER, one who gathers nuts; NUT'TINESS; NUT'TING, the gathering of nuts; NUT'-TREE, any tree bearing nuts, esp. the hazel.--adj. NUT'TY, abounding in nuts: having the flavour of nuts.--n. NUT'-WRENCH, an instrument for fixing on nuts or removing them from screws.--A NUT TO CRACK, a difficult problem to solve; BE NUTS ON (slang), to be very fond of; IN A NUTSHELL, in small compass. [A.S. hnutu; Ice. hnot, Dut. noot, Ger. nuss.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Fruit consisting of hard or leathery shell enclosing edible kernel (see also EARTH-n., PEA-n.; DEAF n.; can\'t shoot &c. for nn. slang, do thing even tolerably well; hard n. to crack, difficult problem, person or thing hard to deal with or get the better of; be nn. to slang, please greatly, delight; be nn. or dead nn. on slang, delight in, be skilful at); (slang) head (off one\'s n., drunk or mad); small toothed projection on spindle engaging with cog-wheel, small spur-wheel; small block usu. of metal pierced with female screw for securing or adjusting bolt; holder that tightens or relaxes horse-hair of fiddle-bow &c.; (pl.) small lumps of coal; n.-brown, coloured like ripe hazel-n. (esp. of girl\'s complexion, & of ale); n.-butter, food like butter made from nn.; n.-cracker, (usu. pl.) instrument for cracking nuts, prominent chin& nose with points naturally, or by loss of teeth, near each other (also used attrib. in sing., as a n.-c. face), (sing.) common European but rare British bird; n.-gall, gall found on dyer\'s-oak used as dye-stuff; nuthatch; small creeping bird feeding on nn.; n.-oil, got esp. from hazel-nn. & walnuts, & used in paints& varnishes; n.-palm, Australian bearing nn.; nutshell, hard exterior covering of n., tiny receptacle or dwelling, briefest possible way of expressing, epitome, (can give it you in a nutshell); n.-tree, bearing nn., esp. hazel; n.-weevil, beetle laying eggs in green hazel& filbert nn. (Vb) seek or gather nn. (usu. in gerund, went nutting &c.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. (Slang) showy young man. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. [L.] A small block of metal or wood pierced by a cylindrical hole within which is cut the worm of a female screw to work with the screw cut on a bolt. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  32. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, German] Fruit consisting of a hard shell inclosing a kernel;- a small block containing a concave screw ,used for retaining or tightening a bolt, and the like. Cabinet Dictionary

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