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nuthatch

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 nuthatch 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 nuthatch if I came to them with such an unbelievable story.

nuthouse

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 nuthouse 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 nuthouse if I came to them with such an unbelievable story.

nuthouse

and nut factory and nut-foundry and nuthatch
n. an insane asylum. The teacher spent three years in the nuthouse. When did you get out of the nut factory?

nuthatch

verb
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The red-breasted nuthatch is a handsome little package that's easy to ID.
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A black eye stripe, blue-gray back, and rusty underparts separate this small nuthatch from others.
Although some early nesters (e.g., bluebird spp., nuthatch spp., Northern Flicker) may have initiated nests before this date, most nest initiations take place after this date (Tallman et al., 2002) and we were limited by scheduling of our undergraduate field assistants and training time and thus, 20 May was the earliest possible starting date.
To date, I've had great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, goldfinch, siskin and even a bullfinch on my bird table.
"To illustrate the point, the Nuthatch, which was initially sighted around the confines of Bretton Park, flourished and could be seen plastering mud in woodlands around the Huddersfield region.
When Nuttie Nuthatch woke up from her nap, she saw Grandpa John nearby, and he was creeping beak-first down a tree.
After him comes Grundy (Peter Walwyn) at 12-1, with Nuthatch (John Oxx) and Sea Break
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Concept Leisure, which also runs The Nuthatch cocktail bars in Middlesbrough and Stockton, was the company behind therestaurant.
BEFORE I started working for The Lancashire Wildlife Trust, I had never seen a nuthatch - I had probably never noticed one.
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