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NAYWARD, adv. the negative direction
NAYWORD, sub. a byword; a watchword, word of
intelligence.
NEAF, sub. a fist
NEAR, adj. nearer
NEAR-LEGGED, adj. knock-kneed
NEAT, adj. foppish
NEB, sub. bill or beak
NECESSITIED, pt. p. so poor as to urgently need
NEEDFUL, adj. wanting supplies
NEELLY, adj. absolutely
NEELD, sub. needle
NEEZE, v. i. to sneeze
NEIF, sub. a fist
NEPHEW, sub. grandchild
NETHBR-STOCKS.sub. stockings
NICE, adj. scrupulous; trivial,; 'makes nice of no
vile hold'= is not prudish with respect of
NICENESS, NICETY, sub
NICHOLAS' CLERKS, ST., highwaymen
NIECE, sub. granddaughter
NIGHT-CROW, sub. the night-heron, Ardea nycti-
corax, or according to some, the owl; ac-
cording to others, the night-jar
NIGHTED, adj. dark
NIGHT-RULE, sub. revelry, nightly diversion
NILL, will not
NINE-FOLD, sub. explained 'nine foals,' or 'nine
familiars,'
NINE MEN'S MORRIS, a sort of game played with
stones on figures cut in the green turf' Morris' may be
a corruption of merrils [Fr. merelles]. 'Lejeu des
merelles, the boyish game called merrils, or "five penny
morris," played here most commonly with stones, but in
France with pawns, ...and termed merelles.'—Cotgrave,
Fr. Dic.
NINNY, sub. a fool
NOD, GIVE YOU THE, a term in the game of cards
called 'Noddy,'
NODDY, sub. a simpleton
NOISE, sub. music; a company of musicians
NOOK-SHOTTEN, adj. shooting out into capes and
necks of land, or perhaps thrust into a corner
apart from the rest of the world
NOTE, sub. stigma, mark of reproach
NOTED, pt .p. marked with a stigma, disgraced
NOUSLE, v. t. to nourish delicately
NOVUM, sub. a game of dice
NOWL, sub. the head
NUMBERED, part. adj. having full numbers, richly
stored with
NUTHOOK, sub. a catchpole
NUZZLING, pr. p. nosing
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