nooklike

nook

[nook]
noun
1.
a corner, as in a room.
2.
any secluded or obscure corner.
3.
any small recess: a breakfast nook.
4.
any remote or sheltered spot: a shady nook that was ideal for a picnic.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English nok

nooklike, adjective

cranny, nook.
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nook (nʊk)
 
n
1.  a corner or narrow recess, as in a room
2.  a secluded or sheltered place; retreat
 
[C13: origin obscure; perhaps related to Norwegian dialect nok hook]

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nook
c.1300, noke, of unknown origin. Possibly connected with Norw. dial. nokke "hook, bent figure," or O.E. hnecca "neck," but the sense evolution would be difficult.
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