nut case

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nut case a whimsically eccentric person
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Usage

In literature:

In a nut-shell, there's the state of the case.
"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens
In that case the breaking of the nut is perhaps only an accident, due to its not being so hard as the holy man's skull.
"Concerning Animals and Other Matters" by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
Fortunately, this is not the case with all, as it is a delicious nut.
"Among the Trees at Elmridge" by Ella Rodman Church
That settles everything and puts the case of Belgium in a nut-shell.
"Through the Iron Bars" by Emile Cammaerts
In most cases these nuts were larger and better than those of the original Rush hazel.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
In such cases nut products become a very precious resource.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
In all of these cases the nut made up a substantial part of each meal and was eaten in large amounts.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Undoubtedly we have not yet found the best nuts that this country produces, except perhaps in the case of the pecan.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
They retained, however, a dozen or so of the cocoa-nuts, in case they might be required for food.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
In some cases the nuts were "blind," i.e.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
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In poetry:

A rough old, tough old nut of an old-style hard-case skipper
As ever cracked on sail in a racing Melbourne clipper,
And hung on to his topsails in bad weather off the Horn,
And made a crew of deadbeats wish they never had been born.
"Old Stormy" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Over time I sort of outgrew Nut Goodies , but Mom always had an ample supply in her fridge, just in case I got the urge.
Some nut case commits an atrocity and instead of dealing with the real reason for it, we fly off into the philosophical stratosphere and start blaming everyone else but the perpetrator.
Cool Dude Or Nut Case .
Elections Commission ruling in McFaul case Our view: Allowing campaign funds to be used to pay criminal penalty is nuts.
But when I stopped in later to grab something from Gallop 's to-go case, the pastry program redeemed itself with a freshly baked treasure bar, really a fat block of chocolate chip cookie with nuts that was nostalgic, indulgent and delicious.
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In science:

Let us examine in detail the generalized Killing Eq.(19) for the specific case of Taub- NUT space.
Generalized Runge-Lenz Vector in Taub-Nut Spinning Space
The general results are applied to the case of the four-dimensional euclidean Taub-NUT manifold.
Generalized Killing equations and Taub-NUT spinning space
Instead of that, we shall apply the above constructions to a concret case, namely the four-dimensional euclidean Taub-NUT manifold.
Generalized Killing equations and Taub-NUT spinning space
The general procedure was applied to the particularly case of the Taub-NUT spinning space.
Generalized Killing equations and Taub-NUT spinning space
As in the previous KK5 case, the limit in which the bulk decouples involves taking the radius of the NUT direction to infinity.
Little Theories in Six and Seven Dimensions
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