Nook-shotten \Nook"-shot`ten\, a. Full of nooks, angles, or corners. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

That nook-shotten isle of Albion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • nook-shotten — nook shot·ten …   English syllables

  • nook-shotten — ˈnu̇kˌshätən adjective Etymology: nook + obsolete English shotten, past participle of English shoot chiefly dialect : jutting out at numerous angles …   Useful english dictionary

  • nook-shotten —  spoken of a wall in a bevil, and not at right angles with another wall …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Albion — Al bi*on, n. [Prob. from the same root as Gael. alp a height or hill. It may have been bestowed on the land lying behind the white cliffs visible from the coast of Gaul. Albany, the old name of Scotland, means probably the hilly land. I. Taylor.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English