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Noddy   Listen
noun
Noddy  n.  (pl. noddies)  
1.
A simpleton; a fool.
Synonyms: tomnoddy.
2.
(Zool.)
(a)
Any tern of the genus Anous, as Anous stolidus.
(b)
The arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis). Sometimes also applied to other sea birds.
3.
An old game at cards.
4.
A small two-wheeled one-horse vehicle.
5.
An inverted pendulum consisting of a short vertical flat spring which supports a rod having a bob at the top; used for detecting and measuring slight horizontal vibrations of a body to which it is attached.






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"Noddy" Quotes from Famous Books



... had done it for me; then that that silly Baud should discover all to my Cully. If this be not ill Luck, the Devil's in't—But Driver must bring matters about, that I may see this liberal Squire again—But here comes my Noddy, I ...
— The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. III • Aphra Behn

... a mighty easy thing to roll along in a carriage. Step into this noddy. That creature in the corner is evidently in a state of such nervous excitement that his body is as immovable as if he had breakfasted on the kitchen poker; every jolt of the vehicle must give him ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 12, - Issue 326, August 9, 1828 • Various

... the full of the sea— What, pray, is it saying to me? It keeps bobbing its noddy. To do what would you counsel? 5 Why, eat its plump body! Whence comes the sweet morsel? From the land of Kahiki. When our sovereign appears, Hawaii gathers for play, 10 Stumble-blocks cleared from the ...
— Unwritten Literature of Hawaii - The Sacred Songs of the Hula • Nathaniel Bright Emerson

... make yourself uncomfortable,' remarked his wife, laughing heartily. 'To think that I should be such a noddy! Well!' ...
— The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby • Charles Dickens

... people in a body To the Town Hall came flocking: ''Tis clear', cried they, 'our Mayor's a noddy; And as for our Corporation—shocking To think we buy gowns lined with ermine For dolts that can't or won't determine What's best to rid us of our vermin! You hope, because you're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease? Rouse up, Sirs! Give your brains a racking To find the ...
— English Critical Essays - Nineteenth Century • Various



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