nugget

Definitions

  • Welcome Nugget
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nugget a solid lump of a precious metal (especially gold) as found in the earth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest gold nugget ever found weighed 172 lbs., 13 oz.
    • Nugget A lump; a mass, esp. a native lump of a precious metal; as, a nugget of gold.
    • Nugget Something of value, usually found among many other less valuable things; -- often used figuratively; as, a nugget of useful information in a sea of data.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The five favorite U.S. school lunches nationwide, according to the American School Food Service Association, are, in order, pizza, chicken nuggets, tacos, burritos, and hamburgers.
    • n nugget A lump; a mass; especially, one of the larger lumps of native gold found in alluvial deposits or placer-mines.
    • n nugget A thick-set, strong, young horse.
    • n nugget A lump of tobacco.
    • nugget To steal or appropriate the unbranded calves of (one's neighbors).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nugget nug′et a lump or mass, as of a metal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Earlier niggot, prob. for nigot, an ingot,. See Ingot
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. ingot, with the n of the article.

Usage

In literature:

On searching round, I found in another corner a second sack containing nuggets.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
Slugs are safer to carry than dust and nuggets.
"Two Arrows" by William O. Stoddard
Several times he had heard the shouts of men who had turned a nugget up in the gravel.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
I could have won every peso if I had put up only a little handful of the nuggets.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
He handled their nuggets doubtfully.
"The Cariboo Trail" by Agnes C. Laut
Pierto saw the danger, and made a desperate rush to save his nugget, but was just a second too late.
"Elam Storm, The Wolfer" by Harry Castlemon
But at the end of all supposing, we come upon some nuggets of fact.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The next day his comrade's patience was rewarded by finding a nugget that supported him until he made a fortune.
"Sowing and Reaping" by Dwight Moody
Well, what good will that nugget do us?
"Marguerite De Roberval" by T. G. Marquis
A nugget worth two hundred dollars!
"To Alaska for Gold" by Edward Stratemeyer
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In poetry:

Beside the base that solstice day
A city chap who chanced to stray
Was shooting somewhat, too;
Who, when the nugget sped that way,
His firelock quickly drew.
"Monadnock" by Hattie Howard
CLARIN. What wonder?
When a thousand times have I
Scraped the earth as if for nuggets,
When a thousand times the wind
By my screeching was perturbed,
And yet Livia was oblivious.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Chorus:
Hurrah! Hurrah! We'll sound the jubilee,
Hurrah! Hurrah! and we will merry be,
when we reach the diggings boys,
there the nuggets see,
In the Golden Gullies of the Palmer.
"The Golden Gullies of the Palmer" by Anonymous Oceania
He'll turn out a halter, or stockwhip can make,
As you've seldom cast eyes on before;
And never the "nugget" was calved that could break
Michael's whips, which he plaits by the score.
"Brigalow Mick" by Harry Breaker Morant
Then he thought of old England and Bedfordshire chums,
So back to his parish in triumph he comes;
And need I remark he found many a friend
Right willing to help him his nuggets to spend?
"Bedfordshire Ballad - III" by E W Bowling
Luck? Can I keep it by wallowing in vice,—
Fighting, and swearing, and drinking, and dice?
D'ye call that Luck? No luck could be worse
Than picking up nuggets that brought such a curse!
"Good Luck! (A Ballad For The Gold-Digger)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Ryan Lizza has an exhaustive profile of Rep Michele Bachmann in the current New Yorker, containing several interesting nuggets and insights into the controversial congresswoman.
That's a bunch of chicken nuggets.
Rolling toward elimination from the NBA playoffs, the Nuggets' team bus pulled out of town Tuesday, with J.R. Smith under it.
Nuggets aim to even score, rotate to zone.
News, notes and nuggets from Thunder general manager Sam Presti's season-ending interview Sunday.
The chicken is cut into small boneless nuggets and stir-fried with slick and meaty reconstituted brown mushrooms.
A surprising little nugget in Silver City .
Nuggets smother Kobe Bryant, beat Lakers 99-90.
Nuggets shooting guard Arron Afflalo wrangles a loose ball against the Lakers during the second quarter Sunday.
One chef deep fries snakehead nuggets for a dish he calls frankenfish tacos.
Little nuggets of journalistic goodness.
Denver Nuggets coach Karl has another special Spaniard in Fernandez.
Nuggets season opener At Dallas Mavericks, 6:30 pm, ALT.
DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets All-Star Carmelo Anthony has been ticketed for speeding, three weeks after he was cited on a charge of driving under the influence.
Jeff Griffith-US PRESSWIRE Deron Williams was ejected late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Nuggets.
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In science:

It may be assumed that the current results are the best guide to the state of affairs: no quark nuggets are ejected in the binary coalescence.
The swallowing of a quark star by a black hole
In a few cases at the upper mass limit we also observe the formation of an “iron” layer from silicon shell burning; these cases have only a tiny (∼ 0.1 M⊙) CO core left in the center and collapse as core collapse SNe before igniting the central CO nugget; they would probably be indistinguishable from regular CCSNe.
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars
We find that the size of the central CO “nugget” decreases as the mass of the star increases.
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars
The following lemma collects some nuggets of information needed for moving between G and X .
Quasi-actions and rough Cayley graphs for locally compact groups
INTRODUCTION Given the information density and mass accumulation of data, it was crucial to explore this information in order to extract meaningful knowledge. The “Concept” is a couple of intent and extent aiming to represent nuggets of knowledge.
Formal Concept Analysis Based Association Rules Extraction
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