nut house

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nut house pejorative terms for an insane asylum
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Usage

In literature:

She was nuts on public-houses, was England's Virgin Queen.
"Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog)" by Jerome K. Jerome
Being got into the bay within the point, we saw many cocoa-nut-trees, plantations, and houses.
"Early Australian Voyages" by John Pinkerton
Why, when he was a poor boy he used to steal your father's nuts, and wrench the name-plates off the house-doors.
"An Egyptian Princess, Complete" by Georg Ebers
It kept on goin' toward the house till it got to the hickory nut tree and still sound like draggin' a brush.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
As soon as he and Aponibolinayen arrived in Pindayan, Gimbagonan went to their house, and she took betel-nuts.
"Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Such were the nuts which Tanda brought to the house.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
There are four very thick cocoa-nut trees close to the house; we will build it under them; it will be a good job over.
"Masterman Ready" by Captain Frederick Marryat
I left it in Waroonga's house when I went in for a sack to hold the cocoa-nuts.
"The Madman and the Pirate" by R.M. Ballantyne
Now nuts have fallen all over this house, in every room, and all you have to do is to gather them.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
Some of the nuts of this orchard are on exhibition over in the Court House.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
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In news:

He lived in the tree behind our house and came to the back door to get the nuts we left for him.
Investigative journalist Russ Baker, who has written an explosive new volume on the Bush dynasty called Family of Secrets, did not need to convince anyone at his book party at SoHo House on Monday night that he wasn't a crazy conspiracy nut.
Answers to readers' questions about House Finches, nut mixes, and caching.
House OKs FISA , Libs Go Nuts.
Both salty and sweet, the Nut House in Bridgeview is a colorful store filled with dried and roasted nuts and coffee, and amazing pistachio-laced Turkish delights.
Turkish delight, the Nut House .
What's New: Indy NUT House .
Producers partner on 3D toon ' Nut House '.
On its CG 3D animated heist film, "The Nut House " with production to start in January.
CLAREMORE — The charity event Zipper Q will be at 3 pm on Saturday at the Nut House located on 2667 S Hwy 66.
The kiosk in Herald Square used to house a Chock Full o'Nuts.
I used to think that spiced nuts were like upscale Chex party mix, but now I kind of like their unobtrusive presence during drinks at my house (and they're easier to clean up than my usual cheese, pâté, and chorizo carnage).
Antonio's Nut House 321 S California Ave, Palo Alto.
The rule in our house was that Mom always got a big Hershey's bar (forty nine cents), and Ray always got a Nut Goodie (ten cents).
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