I make this delicious fruit and nut stuffing for my husband Michael Singer.
“She's a nut, and her girlfriend is the devil,” Cogswell notes of her chief tormentor.
Buy them—nut oils, that is, not geese—in small quantities and use them quickly.
“In Libya, you have a place that is run by a nut and there is no other way to describe it,” Albright said.
Albright called Gaddafi a "nut," while Rice urged caution before the U.S. instates a no-fly zone over Libya.
This will damage the thread and prevent the nut from turning loose.
There are also five or six kinds of nut trees, some of which bear nuts of extraordinary size.
He was so anxious to get at the kernel that he could not stop to examine the nut.
Happy Jack was seated on the top of an old stump, eating a nut.
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]