I fully acknowledge that there are a percentage of children for whom nut allergies are a serious, life-threatening situation.
Place the broken pieces of nut brittle in a food processor and pulse to a rough powder.
Albright called Gaddafi a "nut," while Rice urged caution before the U.S. instates a no-fly zone over Libya.
“She's a nut, and her girlfriend is the devil,” Cogswell notes of her chief tormentor.
“In Libya, you have a place that is run by a nut and there is no other way to describe it,” Albright said.
This will damage the thread and prevent the nut from turning loose.
It represents a sort of nut, itself too bulky for a railway truck.
He was so anxious to get at the kernel that he could not stop to examine the nut.
"Smash him, Sam—smash in his nut for him," piped the smallest Micky cheerfully.
There were picnics in the summer, nut gatherings in the Autumn, and skating and sleighing in the winter.
"hard seed," Old English hnutu, from Proto-Germanic *khnut- (cf. Old Norse hnot, Dutch noot, Old High German hnuz, German nuß "nut"), from PIE *kneu- "nut" (cf. Latin nux; see nucleus). Sense of "testicle" is attested from 1915. Nut-brown is from c.1300 of animals; c.1500 of complexions of women.
Meaning "crazy person, crank" is attested from 1903, (British form nutter first attested 1958; nut-case is from 1959); see nuts. American English slang sense of "amount of money required for something" is first recorded 1912. The nut that goes onto a bolt is first recorded 1610s (used of other small mechanical pieces since early 15c.). Nuts and bolts "fundamentals" is from 1960.
A dry, indehiscent simple fruit consisting of one seed surrounded by a hard and thick pericarp (fruit wall). The seed does not adhere to the pericarp but is connected to it by the funiculus. A nut is similar to an achene but larger. Acorns, beechnuts, chestnuts, and hazelnuts are true nuts. Informally, other edible seeds or dry fruits enclosed in a hard or leathery shell are also called nuts, though they are not true nuts. For instance, an almond kernel is actually the seed of a drupe. Its familiar whitish shell is an endocarp found within the greenish fruit of the almond tree. Peanuts are actually individual seeds from a seed pod called a legume.
[insanity sense probably fr late 1800s off one's nut, that is, head; senses 4, 5, and 6 fr the custom of taking the retaining nut from the wheel of a circus wagon, to be returned when all bills were paid]