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  • n. Plural form of noggin.


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  • The default assumption, thanks to our stone-age noggins, is to assume continuity between past and present, but such will not be the case: we've already started to innovate our way out of our humanity.

    More Aesthetics

  • Bottles were made also of wood, and drinking-cups and "noggins," which were a sort of mug with a handle.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • Wooden trenchers (taking the place of plates), trays, "noggins" (jug or pitcher-like cups), cups, and

    The Mayflower and Her Log; July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621 — Complete

  • Because if we actually watched stuff that encourages real thinking, then we would actually use our noggins.

    Saying Goodbye To Sci Fi

  • Palin is REALLY embedded in the noggins of those at the WH!

    Think Progress » Palin blames ‘Gore-gate’ for ‘this snake oil science stuff.’

  • I squinted down, the sun on my face like God's flashlight, to see broads in bonnets and their doughy husbands in suits, brats with hypnotic lollipops the size of their noggins watching buttoned up band boys march behind a goof in a bunny suit.

    Egg Hunt

  • You know, looking at the things that people like Angelica here say and write, and from that making inference as to what makes their noggins tick, is like turning over a rock where some dead thing is moldering underneath.

    Matthew Yglesias » Did Haiti Form a Pact With the Devil?

  • But when one of his victim's noggins turns up in a watery ditch, Choi invokes the wrath of a super-cop Lee Byung-hun whose wife it belonged to.

    Roads Less Taken, Spirits Awakened

  • The self-pic—you know, the type of photo where you outstretch your arm in front of you and take a picture of your noggin or several noggins obfuscating some historical monument—has become so ubiquitous and culturally acceptable that technology has slowly but surely bowed down to the fact that people really do like taking pictures of themselves.

    Say 'Cheese,' Pose and Share

  • There is the usual Burton-esque ghoulishness (Helena Bonham Carter's Red Queen, whose favorite retort is "Off with their heads," has a moat filled with bobbing noggins), but Zanuck assures most kids can handle it.

    First look: What a weird 'Wonderland' Burton's made


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