**nut**(or

**ball**) is an endpoint of a loopstring. String only have two (2) endpoints, hence, there are only two

**nuts**. Egglepple-wise, each

**nut**is either a start or stop identifier (leaf).* As an arbitrary ordered pair [egg,epp], they are referred to as

*abscissa*(toonlight) and

*ordinate*(funshine).The two

**nuts**of TOS are the Planck scale and the

`nanoscale`

, connected by Egglepple.Mathematically, it's called a '

**ball**' (and sometimes 'dot') because as the string folds upon itself, the endpoints (a metric space) coordinate ("connecting the dots") into a loop, and the overall structure usually assumes a shape that is similar to some ovoid with boundary (cf., compact blob) in stereo. (see also ballet)

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