The land of Nod, sleep.

Nocturnal to Nolt

(Noc*tur"nal) a. [L. nocturnalis, nocturnus, fr. nox, noctis, night. See Night, and cf. Nocturn.]

1. Of, pertaining to, done or occuring in, the night; as, nocturnal darkness, cries, expedition, etc.; — opposed to diurnal. Dryden.

2. Having a habit of seeking food or moving about at night; as, nocturnal birds and insects.

(Noc*tur"nal), n. An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the stars, etc., at sea. I. Watts.

(Noc*tur"nal*ly), adv. By night; nightly.

(Noc*turne") n. [F. See Nocturn.] (Mus.) A night piece, or serenade. The name is now used for a certain graceful and expressive form of instrumental composition, as the nocturne for orchestra in Mendelsohn's "Midsummer-Night's Dream" music.

(Noc"u*ment) n. [LL. nocumentum, fr. L. nocere to hurt.] Harm; injury; detriment. [Obs.]

(Noc"u*ous) a. [L. nocuus, fr. nocere to hurt.] Hurtful; noxious. [R.] — Noc"u*ous*ly, adv. [R.]

(Nod) v. i. [OE. nodden; cf. OHG. kntn, genuotn, to shake, and E. nudge.]

1. To bend or incline the upper part, with a quick motion; as, nodding plumes.

2. To incline the head with a quick motion; to make a slight bow; to make a motion of assent, of salutation, or of drowsiness, with the head; as, to nod at one.

3. To be drowsy or dull; to be careless.

Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream.

(Nod), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nodded ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nodding.]

1. To incline or bend, as the head or top; to make a motion of assent, of salutation, or of drowsiness with; as, to nod the head.

2. To signify by a nod; as, to nod approbation.

3. To cause to bend. [Poetic]

By every wind that nods the mountain pine.

(Nod) n.

1. A dropping or bending forward of the upper part or top of anything.

Like a drunken sailor on a mast,
Ready with every nod to tumble down.

2. A quick or slight downward or forward motion of the head, in assent, in familiar salutation, in drowsiness, or in giving a signal, or a command.

A look or a nod only ought to correct them [the children] when they do amiss.

Nations obey my word and wait my nod.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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