addle-head


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Noun1.addle-head - a person with confused ideasaddle-head - a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought
misfit - someone unable to adapt to their circumstances
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"You know he has nothing to recommend him but money, and a ridiculous roll of addle-headed predecessors; now, don't you?"
But there's Mills, now, sits i' the chimney-corner and reads the paper pretty nigh from morning to night, and when he's got to th' end on't he's more addle-headed than he was at the beginning.
For, through the months' interval of consciousness of his long sickness, Bassett had mastered the psychological simplicities and lingual difficulties of the language of the tribe of Ngurn and Balatta and Vngngn--the latter the addle-headed young chief who was ruled by Ngurn, and who, whispered intrigue had it, was the son of Ngurn.
'I never did see such a addle-headed old creetur!' exclaimed Sam irritably; 'Old Baileys, and Solvent Courts, and alleybis, and ev'ry species o' gammon alvays a-runnin' through his brain.