goldilocks

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n goldilocks early-flowering perennial of southern and southeastern Europe with flower heads resembling those of goldenrod
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Robert Southey wrote the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" in 1834
    • n goldilocks A species of buttercup.
    • n goldilocks A book-name for cultivated species Chrysocoma, composite plants from South Africa, with heads of yellow flowers.
    • n goldilocks The Linosyris vulgaris, a native of Europe, resembling goldenrod, with small heads of yellow flowers.
    • n goldilocks The filmy fern, Hymenophyllum Tunbridgense.
    • n goldilocks The moss Polytrichum commune.
    • n goldilocks See goldilocks.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Goldilocks a common name for Ranunculus (q.v.)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gold; Ice. gull, Ger. gold, Goth. gulth, Russ. zlato, Gr. chrysos.

Usage

In literature:

And while they were walking, a little girl named Goldilocks came to the house.
"How to Tell Stories to Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
Take this, it is Princess Goldilock's ring.
"The Blue Fairy Book" by Various
It was just business, and when I'm with you, Miss Goldilocks, I like to forget my troubles.
"Good Indian" by B. M. Bower
Where is my Goldilocks?
"Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott
Princess Goldilocks, may I speak to you on a matter of some importance to me?
"Second Plays" by A. A. Milne
The story of Patrick and Goldilocks would tend to prove as much.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, April 4, 1917" by Various
Now, being determined to rest, Goldilocks went upstairs into the bedchamber in which the Three Bears slept.
"English Fairy Tales" by Flora Annie Steel
Finally, there was the film of the adoption of Goldilocks and Cinderella.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
Little Goldilocks was a pretty girl who lived once upon a time in a far-off country.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
His kindergarten class was to perform a short play about Goldilocks and the three bears.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
He was too low-spirited to chase butterflies, weave daisy-chains, and dance with Goldilocks among the flowers.
"Fairy Book" by Sophie May
Susie wanted "Red Riding Hood," and Katie wanted "Goldilocks," so these were first.
"Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens" by Margaret White Eggleston
Doesn't know what a fairy is, or Goldilocks, or anything!
"Tree, Spare that Woodman" by Dave Dryfoos
Goldilocks, I call her.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
Of foxgloves, goldilocks, valerian and mullein.
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
The "Goldilocks dosage," not too much, not too little.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Goldilocks and the Babes in the Wood and the Marquis of Carabas were all good, and they ran away from home.
"More Portmanteau Plays" by Stuart Walker
Goldilocks is still holding Lady Agatha, and the other one's hugging the woolly lamb!
"Mary Ware in Texas" by Annie F. Johnston
Goldilocks came down to plan a surprise for you, which Rob and I nipped in the bud.
"Mostly Mary" by Mary Edward Feehan
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In poetry:

You have there the whole of it,
Little Goldilocks,
All the wisdom and the wit,
On those pretty blocks.
"Cubes" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
"A brave old house! a garden full of bees,
Large dropping poppies, and Queen hollyhocks,
With butterflies for crowns—tree peonies
And pinks and goldilocks.
"Honours -- Part I" by Jean Ingelow
As a gloriole sign o’ grace,
Goldilocks, ah fall and flow,
On the blooming, childlike face,
Dimple, dimple, come and go. Give her time; on grass and sky
Let her gaze if she be fain: As they looked ere he drew nigh,
They will never look again.
"Brothers, And A Sermon" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Obama's Goldilocks strategy on Afghanistan.
Michael Bennet's " Goldilocks Rule".
Goldilocks & the Three Bears.
Goldilocks Economy for Real Estate Gives Way to More Volatile Climate.
Acura's RDX: The Goldilocks Crossover.
Grass Widow Releases Video For "Goldilocks Zone".
Grass Widow has just released a video for "Goldilocks Zone," a track off of the band's recently released Internal Logic.
Grass Widow Releases Video For "Goldilocks Zone".
Grass Widow has just released a video for "Goldilocks Zone," a track off of the band's recently released Internal Logic.
Goldilocks is in your town and Waking Sleeping Beauty —a fairy's tale.
The most isolated island chain on Earth, over 30 million years of Goldilocks evolution, the Hawaiian Islands' extreme conditions yielded unrivaled diversity.
Not too hot, not too cool: it was, as Goldilocks found the baby bear's porridge to be, just right.
The Truth About Goldilocks & The Three Bears.
We've all looked around for a good overcoat and felt like Goldilocks (but, you know, manly): Most coats are too long and heavy, the rest too short and light.
They tell their own version of the Goldilocks story at the California Department of Corrections.
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In science:

But, as with Goldilock’s porridge, choosing ε ‘just right’, recovers an ob ject topologically equivalent to the annulus.
Persistent Homology for Random Fields and Complexes
The quantum Goldilocks effect: on the convergence of timescales in quantum transport. arXiv:1111.4982 , 2011. Jianshu Cao and Robert J Silbey.
Environment-assisted quantum transport in ordered systems
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