king nut

Definitions

  • Shellbark Hickory. King Nut
    Shellbark Hickory. King Nut
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n king nut hickory of the eastern United States resembling the shagbark but having a much larger nut
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Usage

In literature:

Only the king sat calm and fearless with his bishop and priests, quaffing the nut-brown mead.
"Tales From Two Hemispheres" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
These negroes, who have no king, feed chiefly on fish, mousa, cocoa nuts, and sugar canes.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I" by Robert Kerr
The gorilla, the king of the Congo forests, is a nut feeder.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Do you suppose we could get him to be a king to lead for the finest in tree planting, grafted hickory-nut trees?
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The girls were nutting in the forest, and perfectly strangers to the King's person.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
These were the very nuts, the present of old King Bear.
"Mother West Wind "How" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
The King of Spain's daughter came to visit me, And all was because of my little nut tree.
"Pinafore Palace" by Various
The king has a ball; the old woman appears, and gives her the nut with the dresses, etc.
"Basque Legends" by Wentworth Webster
Then said the king, 'Take a nut and set it on the head of your brother Bjorn, and aim at it from precisely the same distance.
"Curious Myths of the Middle Ages" by Sabine Baring-Gould
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In poetry:

At Drontheim, Olaf the King
Heard the bells of Yule-tide ring,
As he sat in his banquet-hall,
Drinking the nut-brown ale,
With his bearded Berserks hale
And tall.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XII. -- King Olaf's Chri" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Now cometh October--a nut-brown maid,
Who in robes of crimson and gold arrayed
Hath taken the king's highway!
On the world she smiles--but to me it seems
Her eyes are misty with mid-summer dreams,
Or memories of the May.
"The Opal Month" by Virna Sheard

In news:

Hope that Rodney King wasn't nuts to think we all can get along.
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