nut factory

nut factory

old-fashioned slang A derogatory and offensive term for a psychiatric hospital or insane asylum. "Nut" is a derogatory slang term meaning "a crazy person." My great aunt Lidia apparently got locked up in a nut factory when she was a teenager because she said she could commune with ghosts. I can't go to the police about it! They'd throw me in the nut factory if I came to them with such an unbelievable story.
See also: factory, nut

nut factory

verb
See also: factory, nut
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The Kilifi county government in partnership with donors is set to construct a new cashew nut factory at the Export Processing Zone in Mtwapa from October.
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class="MsoNormalGOOD QUALITY EDUCATION class="MsoNormalAt some point in his business career, my father ran a cashew nut factory in Mangalore, in south India in partnership with a Parsi gentleman, who he met while he worked in Bombay.
Setting and date of the research: This research was conducted in a nut factory in Ordu, Turkey between January-March 2015.
Benny the squirrel, toiling at his job in the nut factory, fondly remembers when nuts came from trees.
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He could be someone on vacation from The International Style--a pipe-sporting fetishist with a plastic doll of himself who "dreams of science and how it will save mankind." All the "normal" people have vacated for higher ground with the closing of the nut factory, and the remaining men become babbling fools at the sight of a beautiful woman.
Tenders are invited for Strengthening of road from Palayam Panchayat well to Pazhavandankonam via Saravilai cashew nut factory in Neyyoor Town Panchayat.
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