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NOOK

A family of Android-based e-book readers and tablet computers from Barnes & Noble. Introduced in 2009, the monochrome E Ink devices are designed for book reading and extended battery life, which E Ink screens are noted for. The tablets, which feature an LCD color screen, are general-purpose Android devices; however, apps must be obtained from the Barnes & Noble online store. For more information, visit www.barnesandnoble.com. See tablet computer and E Ink.

nook

An alcove opening off a room to provide additional or more intimate space, sometimes at a fireplace or adjoining a kitchen for dining.
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And yet there are such unexplored romantic nooks in the unlikeliest men, that even old tinderous and touchwoody P.
His fat-soiled vegetable-garden in the nook of hills that failed of its best was a problem of engrossing importance, and when he had solved it by putting in drain-tile, the joy of the achievement was ever with him.
While Joe was slicing bacon for breakfast, Tom and Huck asked him to hold on a minute; they stepped to a promising nook in the river-bank and threw in their lines; almost im- mediately they had reward.
As I gazed upon this monument, doubtless the work of an extinct and forgotten race, thus buried in the green nook of an island at the ends of the earth, the existence of which was yesterday unknown, a stronger feeling of awe came over me than if I had stood musing at the mighty base of the Pyramid of Cheops.
The green nook which I have been describing is called the Gasternthal.
When there seemed to be nothing for him to do, he would climb to a nook among the cotton-bales of the upper deck, and busy himself in studying over his Bible,--and it is there we see him now.
Always dressed in white, she seemed to move like a shadow through all sorts of places, without contracting spot or stain; and there was not a corner or nook, above or below, where those fairy footsteps had not glided, and that visionary golden head, with its deep blue eyes, fleeted along.
We hurried up to where he was standing in a nook, shaped something like a small bow window.
The wanton wind had been so busily kissing them all the morning that they were quite dry, so I was able to find room for them in my knapsack without danger to the other contents; and, with a hasty good-day to their recent possessor, I set off at full speed to find a secure nook where I could throw myself down on the grass, and let loose the absurd laughter that was dangerously bottled up within me; but even before I do that it behoves me if possible to vindicate my sanity to the reader.
I was the junior in her, a third mate, keeping watch with the chief officer; and it was just during one of the night watches in a strong, freshening breeze that I overheard two men in a sheltered nook of the main deck exchanging these informing remarks.
Yet even now Tess felt the pulse of hopeful like still warm within her; she might be happy in some nook which had no memories.
My glance at length fell into a nook of the frame -- work of the bridge, and upon the figure of a little lame old gentleman of venerable aspect.