Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name applied in Samoa to Morinda citrifolia, a littoral tree the bark of the roots and stem of which yields a valuable coloring-matter which is the source of the al dye of India. The fleshy composite fruit is sometimes eaten by the natives, but is full of seeds and is not held in great esteem. The seeds are of especial interest in possessing a separate air-chamber or vesicle which renders them buoyant and capable of being transported to distant shores by ocean-currents. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Chiefly British Not characteristic of the upper classes especially in language use.
- adj. not characteristic of the upper classes especially in language use
“These foreign real Estate funds offer broad exposure to non-u.s. real estate.”
“Some prefer the historic touch: ... or the dashing sheikh: ... but all black, I'm afraid, is strictly non-u:”
“The better question to the foreign leader issue, is have you ever had a conversation with a non-u.s. citizen, excluding Canada and Mexico vacations.”
“Literary appriciation is just another way of breaking people into U and non-u.”
“When Peter Jennings was recently named anchor at ABC, Roone Arledge, head of ABC news and sports, was asked if there was a downside to having a non-u.s. citizen as anchorman of one of the three most influential news broadcasts in the country.”
“It was the era of the 'u' and 'non-u' distinctions notoriously codified by Nancy Mitford.”
“-. ili.n of any non-u! cr or niii'-uler of any of their refp'. -ttive ijj; l; ts ir privileges, between the nineteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thnuland ftvcn hundred and Itvenly-fivc, and the publication of this confliuitiKn.”
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