Noddy

• (n.) An old game at cards. • (n.) A simpleton; a fool. • (n.) The arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis). Sometimes also applied to other sea birds. • (n.) 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 o...
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Noddy

(from the article `cribbage`) Though commonly credited to the invention of the 17th-century English poet Sir John Suckling, cribbage clearly developed from an earlier game called ...
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noddy

(from the article `tern`) There are five species of noddy terns, or noddies, belonging to the genus Anous. Noddies, named for their nodding displays, are tropical birds with ...
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Noddy

[card game] Noddy (O.F. naudin), Noddie, Nodde, is a 16th-century English card game ancestor of Cribbage. It is the oldest identifiable card game with this gaming structure and a relative to the more-complicated 18th century game Costly Colours. == History == The earliest reference to the game of Noddy in The Oxford English Dictionary dates...
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Noddy

[character] Noddy is a character created by English children`s author Enid Blyton, originally published between 1949 and 1963. Television shows based on the character have run on British television since 1955 and continue to appear to this day. ==Story== ===Noddy=== (Noddy is a little wooden boy who lives in his own little House-for-One in ...
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Noddy

[log canoe] The ``Noddy`` is a Chesapeake Bay log canoe, built in 1930, by Oliver Duke in Royal Oak, Maryland, She measures 27`-6` long, with a beam of 6`-4{fraction|1|2}`. Her log hull remains unglassed, is painted white, and she races under No. 1. She one of the last 22 surviving traditional Chesapeake Bay racing log canoes that carry on ...
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Noddy

[tern] Noddies are members of the tern family Sternidae in the genera Anous, Procelsterna, and Gygis. They are a tropical group, characterised by the notch-wedge shaped (not forked) tail; coastal and pelagic oceanic. Studies of mtDNA sequences (Bridge, 2005) have shown that the noddies are at least 2 groups that split off early from the anc...
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Noddy

[TV interview technique] Noddy headshots or noddies are a type of camera shot used in recorded news or current affairs interviews. The noddies consist of nods and other similar `listening gestures` made by the interviewer. If only one camera is available at the interview site, then these shots are recorded after the actual interview takes p...
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Noddy

Nod'dy noun ; plural Noddies . [ Prob. from nod to incline the head, either as in assent, or from drowsiness.] 1. A simpleton; a fool. L'Estrange. 2. (Zoology) (a) Any tern of the genus Anous , as A. stolidus . (b) T...
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noddy

In television, a brief cut-away shot of a reporter or interviewer listening to an interviewee’s answer, often nodding his or her head. Where there is only a single camera, noddies are usually shot after the interview ends and then edited into the finished piece to break up long slabs of the interviewee.
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Noddy

Noddy is British slang for a buffoon, a simpleton, someone clumsy or ungainly.
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noddy

noddy, tropical tern including five species in the genus Anous. The name noddy is said to derive from their easy familiarity with man. Noddies are web-footed seabirds with long wings (though shorter than those of most terns) and pointed, tapering bills. They are highly gregarious, especially during ...
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noddy

Origin: Prob. Fr. Nod to incline the head, either as in assent, or from drowsiness. ... 1. A simpleton; a fool. ... 2. <ornithology> Any tern of the genus Anous, as A. Stolidus. 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. A...
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noddy

plain two-wheeled horse-drawn cart
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