cuckoo's nest

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cuckoo's nest pejorative terms for an insane asylum
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Usage

In literature:

One time I lay in bed thinking about One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, a book Atmananda had recommended to me.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
The blue jay now and then lays in an old crow's nest or cuckoo's nest.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
Even so is the sparrow's nest most outraged by the cuckoo.
"Eastern Shame Girl" by Charles Georges Souli
The blue jay now and then lays in an old crow's nest or cuckoo's nest.
"In the Catskills" by John Burroughs
The letters she wrote me from the Cuckoo's Nest were stiff, short scrawls compared to this.
"The Little Colonel's Hero" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The blue-jay now and then lays in an old crow's-nest or cuckoo's-nest.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
He was a song-bird in a cuckoo's nest.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Lone-Rock isn't any lonesomer than the Cuckoo's Nest was, and she loved that place.
"Mary Ware's Promised Land" by Annie Fellows Johnston
But under his distracted heart there was a little chick of frightened joy, like a young cuckoo hatched in a wagtail's nest.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
What a dread undertaking that journey had been from the Cuckoo's Nest to the House Beautiful.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
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In poetry:

Shoo drops her egg into another burd's nest,
An shirks what's her duty to do;
Noa love for her offspring e'er trubbles the breast,
Ov this selfish, hard-hearted Cuckoo.
"Cuckoo!" by John Hartley
`Know, Nature, like the cuckoo, laughs at law,
Placing her eggs in whatso nest she will;
And when, at callow—time, you think to find
The sparrow's stationary chirp, lo! bursts
Voyaging voice to glorify the Spring.'
""`Know, Nature, like the cuckoo, laughs at law"" by Alfred Austin

In news:

' Cuckoo 's Nest' filmmaker Forman earns DGA prize.
Sorry there are no showtimes for One Flew Over the Cuckoo 's Nest on Sunday, December 9.
Flying Over The Cuckoo 's Nest.
Sorry there are no showtimes for One Flew Over the Cuckoo 's Nest on Thursday, December 6.
Sorry there are no showtimes for One Flew Over the Cuckoo 's Nest on Wednesday, December 5.
'One Flew Over the Cuckoo 's Nest' filmmaker Milos Forman earns DGA prize.
Sorry there are no showtimes for One Flew Over the Cuckoo 's Nest on Sunday, November 18.
Museum Opens At Cuckoo 's Nest Film Site October 10, 2012 By Chris Lehman.
Antoine De Gaudemar, who directed Once Upon A Time….One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest, a 2011 French tribute to Milos Forman's contribution to Cuckoo 's Nest.
Michael Douglas, One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest and the Museum of Mental Health.
Nurse Ratched actress can't stand ' Cuckoo 's Nest.
In a Nov 1975 file photo provided by United Artists, actor Jack Nicholson is shown in a scene from the movie "One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest".
Nurse Ratched won't watch ' Cuckoo 's Nest.
At right, Fletcher after winning Best Actress in March 1976 for her performance as Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo 's Nest".
In a in Nov 1975 file photo provided by United Artists, actor Jack Nicholson is shown in a scene from the movie "One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest".
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