nonesuch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nonesuch model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nonesuch A person or thing of a sort that there is no other such; something extraordinary; a thing that has not its equal. It is given as a name to various objects, as to a choice variety of apple, a species of medic (Medicago lupulina), a variety of pottery clay, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nonesuch Formerly, a person or thing such as to have no parallel; an extraordinary thing; a thing that has not its equal.
    • n nonesuch Specifically— See blackseed, medic, and Medicago.
    • n nonesuch Lychnis Chalcedonica.
    • n nonesuch A variety of apple. Also spelled nonsuch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nonesuch nun′such a thing like which there is none such: an extraordinary thing.
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Usage

In literature:

He was sticking up a bill for the Royal Nonesuch?three-night performance?like that other time.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A Stuart face of nonesuch Charles, lank locks falling at its sides.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Might live here for a thousand years and he'd still be the nonesuch of the back-blocks.
"Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
So when we see the raft was gone and we flat broke, there warn't anything for it but to try the Royal Nonesuch another shake.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 7" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Old Nonesuch burst out laughing, and pounded the pavement with his heavy cane.
"The Boy Life of Napoleon" by Eugenie Foa
As an impresser of Orientals he is a nonesuch.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
Uncle Jolly slipped along over the icy pavements, and finally halted in front of Tim Nonesuch's toy shop.
"Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends" by Fanny Fern
Given under our signet at our manor of Nonesuch, the 7th of October 1594, in the 37th year of our reign.
"Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth" by Lucy Aikin
Now comes the darling of the group, the heart's ease, the nonesuch, the Rose of Erin, the lovely, the indescribable Rosaleen Clancy.
"The Girl and the Kingdom" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Perhaps the most elaborate type of English parquetry chest is that named after the vanished Palace of Nonesuch.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

Steve Reich and Nonesuch Pull Controversial 9/11 Album Cover.
Wilco Leave Nonesuch Records to Start Their Own Label.
Wilco have announced that they are departing Nonesuch Records to open their own label, dBpm Records.
Nonesuch Records To Release Rokia Traoré's Tchamantché In January 2009 Published July 31, 2008.
Compay Segundo Calle Salud Nonesuch Records.
Following his 1997 album, Lo Mejor de la Vida ("The Best in Life") comes the second solo album by Compay Segundo , Calle Salud ("Health Street" Nonesuch 79578.
Compay Segundo Lo Mejor de la vida Nonesuch Records.
A memorial tribute to Teresa Sterne , the pianist who became the director of the Nonesuch record label, will be held on Thursday at 4 pm at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street.
Steve Reich and Nonesuch Pull Controversial 9/11 Album Cover.
Hamza el Din Escalay (The Water Wheel ) Nonesuch Explorer Series.
Nonesuch Records and Steve Reich Pull Controversial 9/11 Album Cover.
Prince a case of you tribute to joni mitchell nonesuch.
Buena Vista Social Club At Carnegie Hall (World Circuit-Nonesuch) By Tad Hendrickson.
Nonesuch Records will release k.d.
Nonesuch Publicity/ C Taylor Crothers.
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