nook

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nook an interior angle formed by two meeting walls "a piano was in one corner of the room"
    • n nook a sheltered and secluded place
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nook A narrow place formed by an angle in bodies or between bodies; a corner; a recess; a secluded retreat. "How couldst thou find this dark, sequestered nook ?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nook A corner.
    • n nook A narrow place formed by an angle in bodies or between bodies; a recess; a secluded retreat.
    • nook To betake one's self to a recess or corner; ensconce one's self.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nook nōōk a corner: a narrow place formed by an angle: a recess: a secluded retreat
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Quotations

  • Robert Browning
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    “I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.”

Idioms

Every nook and cranny - If you search every nook and cranny, you look everywhere for something.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. nok,; cf. Gael. & Ir. niuc,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gael. and Ir. niuc; Scot. neuk.

Usage

In literature:

The battle had evidently turned at this point and expended its force in another direction, leaving this peaceful nook of nature untouched.
"The Downfall" by Emile Zola
She had a poultry-yard, a nook all to herself, where she could breed animals to her heart's content.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
They peep out at you from every nook and boulder.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
So I quitted my warm nook with a feeling of regret, though I knew I could return to it in an hour.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
The squire examined every casemate, and every nook and corner upon the island, but without effect.
"The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army" by Oliver Optic
From the nook ahead of him in which the enemy had ensconced himself came a sudden rapid rattle of rifle-shots.
"And Thus He Came" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
This was our favourite nook.
"Grey Roses" by Henry Harland
My mind's eye takes in every nook and corner of that large room.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
For them every angle and nook was a temporary haven.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
He knew every nook and cranny on Squitty Island, every phase and mood and color of the sea.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
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In poetry:

I lay where the winds were seeking
The nooks of the streams they love;
The shadows were slowly shifting
With the great white clouds above.
"In The Light Of Boyhood" by Alexander Anderson
She shines before me, hope and dream,
So fair, so still, so wise,
That winning her, I seem to won
Out of the dust and drive and din
A nook of Paradise.
"O, Have You Blessed, Behind The Stars" by William Ernest Henley
O'er the dark rock the dashing brook,
With look of anger, leaps again,
And, hastening to each flowery nook,
Its distant voice is heard far down the glen.
"To The Painted Columbine" by Jones Very
Love, love! your flower of withered dream
In leavèd rhyme lies safe, I deem,
Sheltered and shut in a nook of rhyme,
From the reaper man, and his reaper Time.
"The Poppy" by Francis Thompson
Ah me! e'en now, cheer'd in this nook,
Wi' thae sweet young things round my chair,
Methinks I see her artless look;--
Sae ance she smiled wha -- smiles nae mair!
"The Pastoral, Or Lyric Muse Of Scotland. Canto Third. Dornock Ha'. A Ballad" by Hector MacNeill
He sought it in the bosom of the hills;
He sought it in the silence of the woods,
Their sunny nooks and shady solitudes;
He sought it in the fountains and the rills.
"The Sculptor" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

After months of heavy use, we think the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is still the best e-book reader on the market.
Barnes & Noble Swings to 2nd-Quarter Profit on Stronger Nook Sales.
Barnes & Noble Swings to 2nd-Quarter Profit on Stronger Margins, Nook Sales Growth.
I've always found the Kindle's of limited use, and prefer the Nook 's virtual one for making a note or searching the online store.
The Friends of Jackson County Library are selling raffle tickets for a Nook Tablet.
59 Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch for Black Friday.
Barnes & Noble provided a glimpse of its Black Friday deals today, offering up discounts on its Nook e-reader and other products.
The Nook Simple Touch e-reader will be available for $59 in stores, down from $99.
Nook HD and Samsung Galaxy Note II.
This week on the Gadget Lab Show, the team checks out the Nook HD tablet and Samsung Galaxy Note II and has a few goodies to give away to a pair of lucky viewers.
There are several ways to navigate the Nook HD interface.
), though I would love to have one of these cozy reading nooks in my house.
In a nod to the expanding reach of tablets like iPads, Kindles and Nooks , DC Entertainment says it has begun selling all of its monthly comic book titles through e-stores operated by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
For DC, and others, the proliferation of tablets -- iPads, Kindles and Nooks -- means more opportunities to lure new readers, said DC co-publisher and artist Jim Lee.
DC Comics Now Available on Kindle, iTunes, Nook .
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In science:

In a confined nook and cranny somewhere in the premordial sea, there was a very favorable conditions for the autocatalytic reactions to take place and after a sufficiently long time, the initial homochiral selection was established.
Chirality Selection Models in a Closed System
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