Anous stolidus

Anous stolidus
Noddy Nod"dy, n.; pl. {Noddies}. [Prob. fr. nod to incline the head, either as in assent, or from drowsiness.] 1. A simpleton; a fool. --L'Estrange.

Syn: tomnoddy. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any tern of the genus {Anous}, as {Anous stolidus}. (b) The arctic fulmar ({Fulmarus glacialis}). Sometimes also applied to other sea birds. [1913 Webster]

3. An old game at cards. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

4. A small two-wheeled one-horse vehicle. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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