monkey nut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n monkey nut pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
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Usage

In literature:

Couldn't fight for monkey nuts.
"Rhymes of a Red Cross Man" by Robert W. Service
The monkey drank the milk of the nuts.
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
One would have said that it was a monkey taking the shell from a nut.
"Notre-Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo
Have you ever seen him imitate a monkey from whom another monkey has snatched a nut?
"A Spirit in Prison" by Robert Hichens
Early next morning they started for another village, and passed on the way a large garden where people were very busy gathering monkey-nuts.
"The Orange Fairy Book" by Various
You push, and scramble, and tear, like a set of monkeys over a nut.
"Under Two Flags" by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
A monkey finding a heap of cocoa-nuts, gnawed into one, then dropped it, gagging hideously.
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
Did you ever see a monkey brought from across the seas, who for the first time is given a nut to crack?
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
Some are oval; some are shaped like a monkey nut.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
I went toward him, and found that he caught a cocoa-nut thrown to him by a third monkey about fifteen feet beyond him.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3" by Various
Monkey nuts fried in paste.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
The monkeys were too clever to waste any nuts that had milk in them.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
It was a law of his being, as of the monkey's to steal nuts, and could not be resisted.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
Give nuts unto the monkey, and buns unto the bear, Ne'er hint at currant jelly if you chance to see a hare!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
She (Evangeline) was balancing easily on one leg, while with the other leg and her beak she tried to peel a monkey-nut.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Why, monkeys eat nuts.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
The poor monkeys in the cocoa-nut trees no longer thought of pelting us with fruit.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
Monkey, though your eyes were shut, You could see this little nut.
"Golden Numbers" by Various
He is a giant as tall as a tower, who eats a man as a monkey eats a nut.
"The Fairy Ring" by Various
I saved my penny and bought some nuts which I gave the monkeys.
"School-Room Humour" by Dr. MacNamara
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In poetry:

I had sworn to end his triumphs, so I followed him last night
I held him up and, gave him a warning
I shot him where the monkey used to gather all his nuts
And I'm off to Philadelphia in the morning.
"The Dampoor Express" by Billy Bennett
I think she never loaded things like gold mohurs and spice
And China tea and narwhals' teeth and monkey-nuts and rice,
And ivory, apes and peacocks out of Africa that come,
And Eastern frails and cotton bales and right Jamaica rum.
"Coasting Brigantine - Unnamed" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Spider monkeys find food in the treetops and feast on nuts, fruits, leaves, bird eggs, and spiders .
The modus operandi is as follows.—A cord is fastened round the monkey's waist, and it is led to a coconut palm which it rapidly climbs, it then lays hold of a nut, and if the own...
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