wall-ace nutting

Nutting

[nuht-ing]
noun
Wallace, 1861–1941, U.S. antiquary, author, and illustrator.
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nutting (ˈnʌtɪŋ)
 
n
the act or pastime of gathering nuts

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nut
"hard seed," O.E. hnutu, from P.Gmc. *khnut- (cf. O.N. hnot, Du. noot, O.H.G. hnuz, Ger. nuß "nut"), from PIE *knu- "lump" (cf. L. nux, see nucleus). Sense of "testicle" is attested from 1915. Nuts as a derisive retort is attested from 1931. The nut that goes onto
a bolt is first recorded 1611 (used of other small mechanical pieces since 1426). Amer.Eng. slang sense of "amount of money required for something" is first recorded 1912. Nuts and bolts "fundamentals" is from 1960.
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nut   (nŭt)  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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nut definition


  1. n.
    an odd or strange person; a crazy person. : Some nut is going to try to fly from the top of one building to another.
  2. n.
    [one's] head. : The baseball came in fast. Clonk! Right on the nut!
  3. n.
    an enthusiast (about something). : Paul is a nut about chocolate cake.
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