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(3) Specifically, in mineral. excellent; pure SYN. Illustriously, honourably, magnani. substance in phosphorescent animals which in the highest degree; as, noble opal; noble mously, heroically, worthily, eminently, causes light. Rossiter. hornblende; noble tourmaline. Page. - grandly, magnificently, splendidly,

Noctilucous (nok-ti-lūskus), a. Shining in 2 Pertaining to the nobility; of an ancient Nobody (nõ'bo-di), n. (No and body.) 1. No the night. Myriads of noctilucous Nereids and illustrious family; distinguished from person; no one. [It is now always printed that inhabit the ocean.' Pennant. commoners by rank and title; as, a noble per as a single word, but formerly (as in old Noctivagant (nok-tiv'a-gant), a. [L. nox, sonage; noble birth. --3. Magnificent; stately; editions of Shakspere) it had a hyphen or noctis, night, and vagor, to wander.] Wansplendid; as, a noble parade; a noble edifice. was printed as two words.] Hence--2. An dering in the night; as, a noctivagant ani--Noble metals, those which can be separated unimportant, insignificant, or contemptible mal. from oxygen by heat alone, namely, gold, sil person.

Noctivagation (nok'ti-vā-gā"shon), n. The ver, platinum, rhodium, iridium, osmium, Joe Atlee was a nobody; flattery might call him an act of rambling or wandering in the night. and mercury. Page. Noble parts of the body, adventurer, but he was not even so much. Lever. Wood. a name given by some anatomists to the Nobstick (nob'stik), n. Same as Knobstick. Noctivagous (nok-tiv'a-gus), a.

Same as vital parts, as the heart, liver, lungs, brain, Nocake (nö'kák), n." (Corruption from Indian

Noctivagant. Buckland. &c. Dunglison.-Syn. Honourable, worthy, nookik, meal.] "A North American Indian Noctograph (nok'to-graf), n. [L. nox, noctis, dignified, elevated, exalted, sublime, great, dish made by mixing pounded parched maize

night, and Gr. grapho, to write.) 1. A writeminent, illustrious, renowned, stately, with water so as to form a sort of paste.

ing frame for the blind. --- 2. An instrument splendid, magnificent, grand, magnanimous, Nocent (no'sent), a. [L. nocens, from no

or register which records the presence of generous.

watchmen on their beats. E. H. Knight. ceo, to hurt.] 1. Hurtful; mischievous; inNoblet (no’bl), v.t. To ennoble. Nobled by

jurious; doing hurt; as, nocent qualities. Noctuary (nok'tū-a-ri), n. [From L. nox, fame. Surrey. Watts.--2. Guilty; criminal.

noctis, night.] An account of what passes Noble (nobl), n. 1. A person of rank above

in the night; the converse of a diary.

God made us naked and innocent, yet we prea commoner; a nobleman; a peer, as a

sently made ourselves nocent.

Hewyt. I have got a parcel of visions and other miscellanies duke, marquis, earl, viscount, or baron.

in my noctuary, which I shall send to enrich your Nocentt (no'sent), n. One who is crimiLet us see these handsome houses,


Addison. Tennyson.

nal. Where the wealthy nobles dwell.

No nocent is absolved by the verdict of himself.' Sir T. Browne.

Noctuidæ, Noctuinæ (nok-tū'i-dē, nok-tū. 2. In numis, a gold coin, value 6s. 8d., which

In a nocent

i'nė), n. pl. (From L noctu, by night.) An was struck in the reign of Edward Iil. The Nocently (no'sent-li), adv. manner; hurtfully; injuriously. (Rare. ]

extensive family of nocturnal lepidopterous noble having increased in value to 108., a Nocht (nocht), n. Nothing: (Scotch.)

insects, corresponding with the Linnean sec

tion Phalana noctua. Most of them are Nocivet (no'siv), a. (L. nocivus, from noceo,

sombre in colour. to hurt. ] Hurtful; injurious.

Noctule (nok'tül), n. (Fr. noctule, from Be it that some nocive or hurtful thing be towards us, inust fear of necessity follow thereupon? Hooker.

L. nox, noctis, night.) The Vespertilio noc

tula, the largest British species of bat, being Nock (nok), n. (O.D. ivocke, a notch; notch nearly 3 inches long without the tail, which is a softened form. ) 1.7 A notch; specifically, is fully 11 inch. It is found chiefly in the the notch of an arrow, or those of the bow south of England, and is seen on the wing where the string is fastened. He took his

only during a short part of the year, retiring arrow by the nock.' Chapman. --- 2. † Same early in autumn to hollow trees, caves, or as Nockandro. Iludibras.-- 3. In sail-mak under the caves of buildings, where many ing, the foremost upper corner of boon are sometimes found together.

sails, and of stay-sails cut with a square Nocturn (nok'tern), n. (L. nocturnus, by Noble of Edward III.

tack.- Nock earing, the rope which fastens night.] An office of devotion or religious A, Actual diameter of the coin. the nock of the sail.

service, formerly used in the Roman CathoNock,t v.t. To notch; to cut into; to place lic Church at midnight. It now forms part coin of the former value of a noble was the shaft or arrow upon the string; to string, of the matins, which service is divided into issued by Henry VI. and Edward IV., and as a bow. Chapman.

three nocturns, each of which consists of called an Angel (which see). Half nobles Nockandrot (nok-and'ro), n. [Perhaps three (or more) psalms and three lessons. and quarter nobles were also in circulation humorously formed from nock, and Gr.

Nocturna (nok-térʻna), n. A family of lepiat the same period.

aner, andros, a man. Nares.] The seat of dopterous insects which fly or are active Noble (no'bl), rz. The popular name of a the body; the fundament.

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chiefly during the night. It includes the British fish, Aspidophorus europæus. Called Andrew, and his nockandro from breeching.' Noctuidæ. also Armed Bullhead, Lyrie, Sea-poacher, Gayton,

Nocturnæ (nok-ter'në), n. pl. A section of Pluck, Pogge. Nocked ! (nokt), a. Notched,

raptorial birds, including but one iamily, Noble - liverwort (nö'bl- liv"ér-wert), n. Noctambulation (nok-tam bū-lā"shon), n. the Strigidæ or owls.

A cryptogamic plant (Hepatica triloba) [L. nox, noctis, night, and ambulo, to walk.] Nocturnal (nok-tér'nal), a. (L. nocturnus, esteemed as a cure for ringworm.

A rising from bed and walking in sleep; som from nox, noctis, night.] 1. Pertaining or Nobleman (no'bl-man), n. One of the no nambulism; sleep-walking.

belonging to the night; done or occurring bility; a noble; a peer.

Noctambulism (nok-tam'bū-lizm), n. Same at night; as, nocturnal darkness; a nocturIf I blush, as Noctambulation.

nal visit. It is to see a nobleman want manners. Shak. Noctambulist (nok-tam'bū-list), n. One

From gilded roofs depending lamps display Thus has it been said does society naturally di

who rises from bed and walks in his sleep; vide itself into four classes-noblemen, gentlemen,

Nocturnal beams, that emulate the day. Dryden. gigmen, and men.


a somnambulist. Noble-minded (no'bl-mind-ed), a.

Specifically-2. In zool. active by night; as,

A noc-
Noctambulo (nok-tambū-lo), n.

sessed of a noble mind; magnanimous.
tambulist; a sleep-walker.

nocturnal lepidoptera.-- Nocturnal arc, the

arc described by any of the celestial bodies *The noble-minded Talbot. Shak.

Respiration being carried on in sleep is no argu.

What shall we

during the night. - Nocturnal flowers, those

ment against its being voluntary. Nobleness (nö'bl-nes), n. The state or qua

say of noctambulos!

A ronthnor.

which close during the day and expand lity of being noble; (a) greatness of excellence or worth; loftiness; excellence; magNoctambulont (nok-tam bū-lon), n. A noc

during the night. - Nocturnal lepidoptera.

nanimity; elevation of mind; nobility.

Dr. H. More.
Noctidial (nok-tid'i-al), a. (L. nox, noctis,

Nocturnal (nok-ter'nal), n. An instrument Greatness of mind, and nobleness, their seat

formerly used at sea to take the altitude of Build in her loveliest.


night, and dies, day.) Comprising a night (6) Distinction by birth; honour derived and a day. Holder. [Rare.)

stars about the pole, in order to ascertain

the latitude. Noctiferoust (nok-tif'er-us), a. from a noble ancestry; distinguished rank.

(L: nox, Nocturnally (nok-tèr'nal-i), adv. By night;

noctis, night, and fero, to bring.] Bringing Methought thy very gait did prophesy

nightly. A royal nobleness.

night. Bailey. Shak.

See (c) Stateliness; grandeur; magnificence. Noctilionidæ, Noctilioninæ (nok-til'icon"- Nocturnal-sight (nok-tèr'nal-sit), n.

DAYBLINDNESS. i-dē, nok-til'i-7-ni"nē), 11. pl. A family of inFor roreness of structure, and riches, it (the

Nocturne (nok'tern), n. (Fr.) 1. In paintAbbey of Reading) was equal to most in England.

sectivorous cheiroptera(bats), which are des-
titute of nasal appendages. They have long

ing, a night-piece; a painting exhibiting

some of the characteristic effects of night Noblesse (no- bles'), n. (Fr. noblesse, from

narrow wings, a short thick tail, and two

light.-2. In music, see NOTTURNO. L.L. nobilitia, from L. nobilis, noble.] 1. The joints in the fore-finger, and are almost exnobility; persons of noble rank collectively. clusively confined to tropical countries. The Nocument+ (nok'ü-ment), 1. [L. nocumen

tum, from noceo, to hurt.] Harm; injury. He has plainly enough pointed out the faults even typical genus is Noctilio. The noctilios of

Bale. of the French noblesse.

South America are named bull-dog bats, on

Nocuous (nok'ü-us), a. (L. nocuus.] Noxi2 Nobleness; nobility; elevation of mind; account of their plain short muzzle. In the

ous; hurtful. Though the basilisk be a greatness; noble birth or condition. ChauIndian genus Dysopus the hinder thumb is

nocuous creature.' Sran. cer; Spenser. (Obsolete or only poetical.]

placed at a distance from the rest of the

Nocuously (nok'ü-us-li), adv. In a nocuous Noblewoman (no'bl-wų-man), n. A female

toes, and is capable of being opposed to of noble rank. them, a character in which this group re

manner; hurtfully; injuriously.

Nod (nod), v. i. pret. & pp. nodded; ppr. nodThese sole women maskers spake good French

sembles the Quadrumana. unto the Frenchmen.

ding. [Allied to 0.H.G. nuoton, hnoton, to G. Cavendish, Noctiluca (nok-ti-lü'ka), n. [L. nox, noctis,

shake; Dan. noder, gestures; Prov. G, notNobleyt (nö'bli), n. 1. Nobility or body of

night, and luceo, to shine.) A minute genus nobles. Chaucer.-2. Nobleness. Chaucer. of animals sometimes referred to Acalephe,

teln, to move to and fro; or perhaps to W.

nodi, to note, to mark, to point out; W. and Nobly (nö'bli), adv. In a noble manner: (a)

but better placed among the Infusoria or

Ir. nod, a mark, a token, a notice: Gael with greatness of soul; heroically; with the Rhizopoda, often seen on our own coasts,

nodadh, a suggestion, a wink or nod.] 1. To magnanimity. Was not that nobly done. which, in size and appearance, much re

incline the head with a quick motion, either Shak. (6) Of noble extraction; descended semble a grain of boiled sago, or a little

forward or sidewise; as, persons nod in from a family of rank; as, nobly born or degranule of jelly, with a long stalk. These

sleep. Hence--2. Fig. to be guilty of overscended. (c) Splendidly; magnificently; as, minute animals are phosphorescent; and

sights through carelessness. he was nobly entertained. the luminosity which appears at the surface

Nor is it Homer nod's, but we that dream. Pope. Where could an emperor's ashes have been so

of the sea during the night is chiefly due to nobly lodged as in the inidst of his metropolis and on them.

3. To make a slight inclination of the head, the top of so exalted a monument? Adilson, Noctilucin (nok-ti-lūʼsin), n. The semi-fluid as in assent or by way of salutation, or in




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beckoning. 'If Cæsar carelessly but nod on the plane of the orbit or great circle with ing to, performed by, or originating in the him.' Shak.

which its own orbitor apparent orbit is intellect. Nod to him, elves, and do him courtesies. Shak. compared is called the ascending node, or I would employ the word noetic to express all those 4. To bend or incline the top with a quick

Dragon's head; that where it descends to cognitions which originate in the mind itself. the south is called the descending node, or

Sir W. Hamilton. motion; as, nodding plumes. Trees that nod unto the world.' Shak. "The nodding

Dragon's tail. At the vernal equinox the sun Nog (nog), n. [Abbrev. of noggin.] 1. A little

is in its ascending node, at the autumnal pot; a mug; a noggin.-2. A kind of strong verdure of its brow.' Thomson. Nod (nod), v.t. 1. To incline or bend, as the equinox in its descending node. The straight

ale. Walpole laid a quart of nog on't. head or top.-2. To signify by a nod; as, to

line joining the nodes is called the line of Swift
the nodes.- Lunar nodes, the points at which

Nog (nog), n. nod approbation.--3. To beckon by a nod.

[Same word as Dan. knag, the orbit of the moon cuts the ecliptic.

knage, a wooden peg, the cog of a wheel; Cleopatra Hath nodded himn to her.

D. knog, a yard-arm.) 1. A wooden pin;

4. In poetry, the knot, in-
trigue, or plot of a piece.

in ship-carp. especially, a tree-nail driven Nod (nod), n. A quick downward or forRee8.-5. In dialling, a point

through the heel of each shore that supports ward motion of the head, as a sign of assent, or hole in the gnomon of a

the ship on the slip.-2. A brick-shaped piece approbation, familiar salutation, from a dial, by the shadow or light

of wood inserted in an internal wall; a sense of drowsiness, or given as a signal, of which, either the hour of

timber-brick.-3. A square piece of wood command, &c. 'Every drowsy nod.' Locke. the day in dials without fur

used to prop up the roof of a mine. Nations obey my word, and wait my hod. Prior, niture, or the parallels of the

Nog (nog), v.t. pret. & pp. nogged; ppr. A look or a nod only ought to correct them when sun's declination and his

nogging. 1. In ship-carp. to secure by a they do amiss.

place in the ecliptic, &c., in

nog or tree-nail.-2. To fill with brickwork. 2. A quick forward or downward inclination dials with furniture, are

See NOGGING. of the upper part or top of anything. shown.-6. In geom, a small

Noggen (nog'en), a. Made of hemp; hence, Like a drunken sailor on a mast, oval figure made by the in

hard ; rough; coarse. Ready with every nod to tuinble down. Shak. tersection of one branch of

Noggin (nog'in), n. [Ir. noigin, Gael. Nodal (nöd'al), a. Pertaining to a node a curve with another.-7. In

noigean, a noggin.] 1. A small mug or or to nodes; nodated. — Nodal points, in bot. the part of a stem

wooden cup: often contracted into Nog. acoustics, those points in the length of a from which a normal leaf

2. A measure equivalent to a gill.-3. The bud arises.-8. In acoustics,

contents of such a vessel. string extended between two fixed ob

same as Nodal Point or Nodal

aa, Nodes.

Nogging (nog'ing), n. jects, or in a column of air at one or at

1. In arch. a species Line. See NODAL.

of brickwork carried up in panels between each extremity, which, when the string or column is put in a state of vibration, are

Nodical (nod'ik-al), a. Relating to the quarters.--2. In ship-carp. the act of securfound to remain at rest.-Nodal lines are

nodes; applied to a revolution from a node ing the heels of the shores with tree-nails. corresponding lines which exist on the sur back to the same node again; as, the nodical See Nog.--Nogging pieces, horizontal pieces face of an elastic body, usually a plate or revolutions of the moon.

of timber fitting in between the quarters

in brick nogging and nailed to them for membrane, whose parts are in a state of Nodosaria (no-do-sā'ri-a), n. [L. nodosus, vibration.

knotty.) A genus of foraminifers, in which strengthening the brickwork. Nodated (nöd'āt-ed), a. [L. nodatus, from

the buds or cells are thrown out from the Nohow (nohou), adv. Out of one's ordinary nodus, a knot.) Knotted. --Nodated hyper

primitive spherule in linear series so as to way; out of sorts. [Slang. ) bola, in geom. a certain curve having two

form a shell composed of numerous cham Then struck with the peculiar expression of the branches intersecting each other. bers arranged in a straight line. They occur young man's face, she added, 'Ain't Mr. B. so well

this morning? you look all nohow.' Dickers. Nodation (no-da'shon), n. [L. nodatio, from

fossil in chalk, tertiary, and recent forma

tions. nodo, to tie.] The act of making a knot;

Noie,t v.t. [ See ANNOY.) To hurt; to state of being knotted. (Rare.]

Nodose (no-dõs'), a. [L. nodosus, from nodus, trouble; to annoy. Chaucer.
Noddent (nod'en), a. Bent; inclined. Thom-

knot.] Knotted; having knots or swelling Noie, n. Hurt; trouble. Chaucer.
joints: often used in botany.

Noils (noilz), n. pl. In wool-combing, the short son.

1. The state or Nodder (nod'ér), n. One who nods; a drowsy Nodosity (no-dos'i-ti), n.

pieces and knots of wool taken from the long person. *A set of nodders, winkers, and

quality of being nodose or knotty; knotti staple in the process of combing. They are whisperers.' Pope. Those drowsy nodders

ness. ---2. In a concrete sense, a knotty used for making inferior yarns and for feltover the letter of the Scripture.' Dr. H. swelling or protuberance; a knot.

ing purposes. More.

No, no; it is not a good imitation of Johnson; it Noint + (noint), v. t. Same as Anoint. Nodding (nod'ing), p. and a. 1. Having

has all his pomp, without his force; it has all the Chapman.

nodosities of the oak, without its strength; it has all a drooping position; bending with a quick

Noise (noiz), n. [Fr. noise, strife, quarrel, the contortions of the sibyl, without the inspiration. motion; as, a nodding plume.-2. Pertain


noise, probably through a form noxia, from ing to nods of recognition; carried on by Nodosous,t Nodoust (no-do'sus, nõ'dus),

L. noxa, injury, hurt, from root of noceo, to nods of recognition; as, a nodding acquaint- Nodular (nod’u-Jer), a. Pertaining to or in

hurt.] 1. A sound of any kind or proceeding ance with a person.

from any cause, as the sound made by the Noddingly (nod'ing-li), adv. In a nodding the form of a nodule or knot.-Nodular iron organs of speech, by the wings of an insect, manner; with a nod or nods.

Same as Eagle-stone.

the rushing of the wind or the roaring of Noddle (pod'l), n. [Perhaps a dim. form Nodule (nod'ül), n. [L. nodulus, a dim.

the sea, of cannon or thunder, a low sound, from nod, the verb, as being that which from nodus, a knot. ) A little knot or

a high sound. &c.; more especially a nonnods; or a dim, corresponding to D. knod, lump; specifically, (a) in bot. a small woody

musical sound, and often a din, a confused knodde, a knob, a knot; Dan. knude, a knot, body found in the bark of the beech and

mixture of sounds. Tennyson, for instance, a lump; and so perhaps connected with L. some other trees, and formed of concentric

has 'the noise of battle, noises of the nornodus (gnodus), a knot.] 1. The head: used layers of wood arranged round a central

thern sea,''the milldam running down with ludicrously. nucleus. (b) In geol. a rounded irregular

noise,' a noise of hymns,' noise of songs, Come, master, I have a project in my noddle.

shaped mineral mass. Various mineral sub 'a noise of rooks,''a noise of falling showers,' Sir R. L'Estrange. stances are found of this shape, as flints,

'some doubtful noise of creaking doors.' 2. The back part of the head or neck; the ironstone, and calcareous and argillaceous

2. Outcry; clamour; loud, importunate, or cerebellum. nodules. The nucleus of all these is gener

continued talk; as, to make a great noise Of that which ordeineth dooe procede- Imaginacion ally some organized substance, as a piece of

about trifles.- 3. Frequent talk; much pubin the forhede, Reason in the braine, Remembrance sponge, a shell, a leaf, a fish, or the excre

lic conversation or discussion; stir. in the nodel. Sir T. Elyot. ment of fishes or other animals, but some

Socrates lived in Athens during the great plague For occasion (as it is in the common verse) turneth

which has made so much noise in all ages, and never times an inorganic fragment serves as the a bald noddle, after she hath presented her locks in

caught the least infection.

Spectator. front and no hold taken.

centre. Bacon.

Noduled (nodüld), a. Having little knots 4. Report; rumour. Noddle (nod'1), v.t. [Freq. and dim. form

Shak.-5. Music; a or lumps. The noduled flint.' Dr. E. concert. of nod.) To make light and frequent nods.

"God is gone up with a merry Darwin.

noise.' Com. Prayer, Ps. xlvii. 5. She noddled her head, was saucy, and said rude Nodulose, Nodulous (nod'ú-los, nod'-Ü-lus),

Divinely warbled voice, things to one's face.

Rev. R. Graves.
Having little knots; knotty; in bot. ap-

Answering the stringed noise. Milton, Noddy (nod'i), n. (Probably from nod, and plied specifically to roots having knots at 6.1 A set or company of musicians; a band, equivalent to one that nods or is sleepy, regular intervals; necklace-shaped.

And see if thou canst find Sneak's noise; mistress sleepy-head, stupid; comp. noodle.) 1. A Noeggerathia (neg-er-a'ti-a), n. (After Dr. Tear-sheet would fain hear some music. Shak. simpleton; a'fool.-- 2. A bird of the genus Noeggerath. ) A genus of leaves, appar The king has his noise of gypsies as well as of Anous, the A. stolida, so called from its ently of palms, occurring in the carbon

bearwards and other minstrels. B. Jonson. being easily taken. See A NÕUS. ---3. A game iferous and Permian systems.

SYN. Cry, outcry, clamour, din, clatter, at cards, supposed to be cribbage. ---4. A sort Noelt (nö'el), n. Same as Nowel.

tumult, uproar. of hack vehicle.

Noematic, Noematical (no-z-mat'ik, nő- Noise (noiz), v.i. pret. & pp. noised; ppr. Node (nõd), n. [L. nodus (for gnodus), a ē - mat'ik-al), a. (See NOEMICS.) Of or re

noising. To sound loud. knot; cog. knot. See NODDLE.) 1. A knot, lating to the understanding; mental; in

Other harm or what resembles one; a knob; a protu tellectual. No active noematical idea in

Those terrors, which thou speak'st of, did me none: berance. Hence -- 2. In med. (a) a swell wardly exerted from the mind itself.' Cud I never felt they could, though noising loud. Milton. ing of the periosteum, tendons, or bones. worth. (6) A hard concretion or incrustation which Noemics (nő-é'miks), n.

Noise (noiz), v.t. pret. & pp. noised; ppr.

[Gr. noēma, the forms around joints affected with gout

noising. 1. To spread by rumour or report; understanding, from noco, to perceive, to or rheumatisrn. - 3. In astron. one of the

to report. understand, to know.] The science of the

It is noised he hath a mass of treasure. Shak. points in which two great circles of the understanding; intellectual science. (Rare.) celestial sphere, such as the ecliptic and Noetian (no-ē'shi-an), n. A follower of

All these sayings were noised abroad. Luke i. 65. equator, the orbits of the planets and the Noetus, who lived in the third century, and 2. To disturb with noise. Dryden.-3. + To ecliptic, intersect each other; and also one was condemned at the Council of Ephesus play on a musical instrument; to accompany of the points in which the orbit of a satellite for denying the distinct personality of the with music. Nares. intersects the plane of the orbit of its prim Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Noisefult (noiz'ful), a. Loud; clamorous: ary The node at which a heavenly body Noetic, Noetical (no-et'ik, nő-et'ik-al), a. making much noise or talk. 'Noiseful passes or appears to pass to the north of (Gr. noētikos, from nous, the mind.] Relat valour. Dryden.






In a

Noiseless (noiz'les), a. Making no noise or residence according to the state of the pas- Nomenclatress (no'men-klāt-res), n. A bustle; silent. The inaudible and noise ture. Written sometimes Nomade.

female nomenclator. less foot of time.' Shak. So noiseless Nomad (nõ'mad), a. Subsisting by the tend-Nomenclatural (no'men-klā-tūr-al), a. Perwould I live.' Dryden.

ing of cattle, and wandering for the sake of taining or according to a nomenclature. Along the cool sequester'd vale of life. pasturage. See NOMADIC.

Nomenclature (no'men-klā-tür), n. (L. noThey kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Gray. Nomada (no'ma-da), n. A genus of bees menclatura. See NOMENCLATOR.] 1. A Noiselessly (noiz'les-li), adv. In a noise

name. of the group Cuculinæ, the female cuckooless manner; without noise; silently.

like placing her eggs in the cells of An To say where notions cannot fitly be reconciled, Noiselessness (noiz'les-nes), 1..

that there wanteth a term or nomenclature for it, is The state

drena. Most of the species are quite smooth,
more or less rufous, with yellow spots, and

but a shift of ignorance.

Bacon. of being noiseless or silent; silence. Noisette (nwa-zet). n. A variety of rose wasp-like in their general aspect.

2.- A glossary, vocabulary, or dictionary.called after Louis Noisette of France. Nomade (no'mad), n. Same as Nomad.

8. A system of names; the systematic namNomadian (no-ma' di-an), n. A nomad. The great yellow noisette swings its canes across

ing of things; the names of things in any the window.

North Brit. Rev. (Rare.)

art or science, or the whole vocabulary of Nomadic (no-mad'ik), a. (Gr. nomadikos. Noisily (noiz'i-li), adv. In a noisy manner;

names or technical terms which are approSee NOMAD.) Pertaining to or resembling with noise ; with making a noise.

printed to any particular branch of science; Noisiness (noiz'i-nes), 16. The state of being

nomads; subsisting by the tending of cattle, as, the nomenclature of botany or of chem

and wandering for the sake of pasturage; noisy; loudness of sound; clamorousness.

istry. As distinguished from terminology it Noisome (noi'sum), a. (From obsol. noye,

having no fixed abode; pastoral. The no is applied to the names for individual things,

madic races, who wander with their herds annoyance, to annoy, shortened from annoy,

while the latter is applied to the technical with term. -some.) 1. Noxious to health; Nomadically (no-mad'ik-al-i), adv.

and flocks over vast plains.' Dr. Carpenter. terms describing the characteristics of hurtful; mischievous; unwholesome; insalu

things. brious; destructive; as, noisome winds; Nomadism (no'mad-izm), n. nomadic manner; as, to live nomadically.

Linear, lanceolate, ... or crenate leaves are ex. The state of

pressions forming part of the terminology of botany. noisome effluvia or miasmata. being a nomad.

while the names Viola odorata and Ulex europæus The noisome pestilence, that in open war Nomadize (no'mad-iz),v.i. To live a nomadic

belong to its nomenclature.

F. S. Will. Terrible, marches through the mid-day air. Prior.

life; to wander with flocks and herds for Nomenclaturist(no'men-klā-tūr-ist), n. One 2. Morally noxious or injurious.

the sake of finding pasturage; to subsist by who forms or is versed in nomenclatures. In case it may be proved, that among the number the grazing of herds on herbage of natural Nomial (no'mi-al), n., [From L. nomen, a of rites and orders, common unto both, there are growth.

name.) In alg. a single name or term. particulars, the use whereof is utterly unlawful in regard of some special bad and noisome quality.

The Vogules nomadize chiefly about the rivers Nomic (nom'ik), n. (Gr. nomos, custom.]
Irtish, Oby, Kama, and Volga.

Tooke. The customary or conventional English 3. Offensive to the smell or other senses; Nomancy (nõʻman-si), n. (Fr. nomancie,

spelling, which conveys no intimation of disgusting; fetid. 'Foul breath is noisome.' abbrev. from onomancie. See ONOMANCY.)

the received pronunciation of any word. See Shak.


The art or practice of divining the destiny Noisomely (noi'sum-li), adv. In a noisome

of persons by the letters which form their Nomic (nom'ik), a. A term applied to our | manner; with a fetid stench; with an innames. Johnson.

present modo of spelling: opposed to glossic fectious steam. Bp. Hall. No-man's-land (no'manz-land). A tract

or phonetic. Noisomeness (noi'sum-nes), n. The state or or district to which no one can lay a recog

Nominal (nom'in-al), a. (L. nominalis, quality of being noisome; noxiousness; offen

from nomen. nized or established claim; a region which

See NAME.) 1. Pertaining to giveness, Foggy noisomeness from fens or is the subject of dispute between two par

a name or term; giving the meaning of a marshes.' Wotton. ties; debatable land. See DEBATABLE.

word; verbal; as, a nominal definition. See Noisy (noiz'i), a. 1. Making a loud noise or


Some observers have established an intermediate sound, clamorous; turbulent. The noisy

The nominal definition or derivation of a word is crowd.' South.-2. Full of noise.

kingdom, a sort of no-man'sland for the reception O leave

not sufficient to describe the nature of it. of those debatable organisms which cannot be defithe noixy town.' Dryden. nitely and positively classed either amongst vege.

Bp. Pearson. Nolanaceæ (no-la-nā'se-ē), n. pl. (From L.

tables or amongst animals. H. A. Nicholson. 2. Existing in name only; not real; merely nola, a little bell, from the shape of their | Nomarch (nom'ärk), n. (Gr. nomos, a dis

so called; as, a nominal distinction or dir

ference is a difference in name and not in corollas.) A group of South American peri

trict, a nome, and archo, to rule.] The gynous exogens, allied to Solanaceæ, with governor or chief magistrate of a nome or

reality. which they are now usually combined, con province, as in modern Greece.

He passed eighteen months in nominal attendance sisting of herbaceous or shrubby plants, with | Nomarchy (nom'ärk-i), n.

on lcctures.


A government alternate exstipulate leaves. Nolana atri

or province under a nomarch, as in modern - Nominal partner, in law, one who has plicifolia, a pretty plant, with prostrate Greece; the jurisdiction of a nomarch. not any actual interest in the trade or busistems, fleshy leaves, and blue flowers, is in Nombles (nom blz), n. (See NUMBLES.] The ness, or its profits; but, by allowing his cultivation eatable portion of the entrails of a deer; the

name to be used, holds himself out to the N'oldet For Ne Wolde. Would not. Chaucer. umbles.

world as apparently having an interest, and Nolet (nol), n. The head; the noll. Nombre,t n. Number.

therefore becomes responsible. Noli-me-tangere (no''li-me-tan'jér-e), n. Chaucer.

Nominal (nom'in-al), n. 1. A nominalist. (L, touch me not.) 1. A plant of the genus Nombril (nom'bril), n.

“Thomists, Reals, Nominals.' Burton. Impatiens. Called also Balsam. (See IMPA (Fr., the navel, for l'om

2. A verb formed from a noun. Worcester.

E TIENS.) Also, a plant of the genus Ecballium, bril, ombril, being from

Nominalism (nom'in-al-izm), n. The prinwhich is called the wild or squirting cucum umbiliculus, a dim, of L.

ciples of the nominalists. ber.-2. In med, an ulcer or cancer, a species umbilicus, the navel.] In

Nominalist (nom'in-al-ist), n. One of a sect of herpes. her. the centre of an escut

of scholastic philosophers who maintained Nolition (no-li'shon), n. (L. nolo, that is, cheon. It is also called the

that general notions (such as the notion of ne volo, I will not.) Unwillingness: opposed Navel-point, and is the E, Nombril. a tree) have no realities corresponding to to volition. Jer. Taylor. [Rare.) next below the fesse-point.

them, and have no existence but as names Nollt (nol), n. (A. Sax. hnol, cnoll, top; Nome (nom), n. (Gr. nomos, a district, a

(nomina) or words. This sect, founded by 0.H.G. hnol, the top, the head.) The head; term in music; nomē, an eating sore; from Roscelin,canon of Compiègne in the eleventh the noddle.

nemo, to distribute, to graze.) 1. A province century, was opposed by the realists, who Nolleityt (nol-lē'i-ti), n. [L. nolo, to be un or other political division of a country, es

maintained that general ideas are not formed willing.] Unwillingness; nolition. Roget. pecially of modern Greece and ancient by the understanding, but have a real exist(Rare.)

Egypt. -2. In anc. Greek music, any melody ence independent of the mind, and apart Nolle prosequi (nolē pros'e-kwi). [L., to determined by inviolable rules.-3. In surg.

from the individual object. be unwilling to prosecute.) In law, a term a phagedenic ulcer, or species of herpes. Nominalistic (nom'in-al-ist''ik), a. Relatused where a plaintiff in any action will not Nomet (nom), n. (L. nomen, a name.) In alg.

ing to nominalism. proceed any further.

a term.

Nominalizet (nom'in-al-iz), v. t. To conMy lady came in like a nolle prosequi, and stopt Nomen,t Nome, pp. of nime or nim. Taken;

vert into a noun. Instructions for Orators, the proceedings. Congreve. taken away; stolen. Chaucer.

1682. Nolo contendere (noʻlo kon-ten'de-re). [L., Nomen (no'men), n. (L.) A name; one of Nominally (nom'in-al-li), adv. In a nomiI do not wish to contend.] In crim. law, a the three names generally given to an an

nal manner; by name or in name only. plea by the panel, equivalent for all pur

cient Roman. It distinguished the gens or This nominally no tax in reality comprehends all poses of prosecution to that of 'guilty." clan.


Burke. Nolt, Nowt (nolt, nout), 1. (Icel. naut, a Nomenclative (nő-men'kla-tiv), a. Pertain. Nominate (nom'in-át), v.t. pret. & pp. nomneat, an ox. The l does not properly belong ing to naming. Whitney.

inated; ppr. nominating. (L. nomino, from to the word. See NEAT.] Oxen; neat; cattle, Nomenclator (no'men-klāt-ér), n. [L., from nomen, name. See NAME.] 1. To name; to as opposed to horses. (Scotch.) nomen, name, and calo, Gr. kaleo, to call.)

mention by name. They not only intromitted with their whole goods

1. A person who calls things or persons by and gear, corn, cattle, horse, noit, sheep, &c. their names. In ancient Rome candidates

Sight may distinguish of colours, but suddenly to

Shak. Sir II. Scott.

nominate them all, it is impossible.

for office were attended each by a nomenNom (non), n. (Fr.) Name.- Nom de guerre

clator, who informed the candidate of the

2. To call; to entitle; to denominate. Spen(lit, war-name), a fictitious name assumed names of the persons they met, and whose

ser. "Thy young days which we may nomifor a time.- Nom de plume (lit. pen-name), votes they wished to solicit. 'Nomenclators,

nate tender.' Shak.-3. To name or desiga signature assumed by an author.

that is, in English, men who could call every

nate by name for an office or place; to apNoma (no'ma), 13. (Gr. nomao, to eat.) In

one by his name.' Addison. -2. A person

point; as, to nominate an heir or an exemed. a species of sphacelus occurring genewho gives names to things, or who settles

cutor.-4. To name for an election, choice, rally in children; water-canker. and adjusts the names of things in any art

or appointment; to propose by name, or Nomad (no'mad), n. (Gr. nomas, nomados, or science.

offer the name of a person as a candidate living on pasturage, from nemo, to distribute Nomenclatory (no-men’kla-to-ri), a. Per

for an office or place; as in a public assemor divide, to feed, to pasture.] One of a race taining to naming,

bly, where men are to be selected and or tribe of people whose chief occupation consists in feedling their flocks, and who

Every conceptual act is so immediately followed

chosen to office, a member of the assembly as to seem accompanied by a nomenclatory one.

or meeting nominates, that is, proposes have no fixed place of abode, shifting their


to the chairman the name of a person whom




saine common nomination.

he desires to have elected. --5. To appoint; lator.) Legislative: enacting laws.

"A su

Non-attention (non-at-ten’shon), n. Inatto set down in express terms; to express. preme nomothetical power to make a law.' tention. The consequence of non-attention Is it so nominated in the bond! Shak. Bp. Barlow.

so fatal.' Swift. Nompere,t n. [0. Fr. nompair, whence um Non - bituminous (non-bi-tü'min-us), a. Nominate (nom'in-āt), a. A nominate right, pire by loss of n. See UMPIRE.) An umpire; Containing no bitumen; as, the non-bituin Scots law, is one that is known and recog an arbitrator. Chaucer.

minous part of coal, known as coke. nized in law, or possesses a nomen juris, as

Non, t adv. Not.-Absent or non, absent or Nonce (nons), n. [Same word as once, with it is termed, the use of which determines its not. Chaucer.

an initial n that does not belong to it, but bounda and settles the consequences to Non- (L.) Not: used in the English lan to the old dative of the article seen in the all concerned. Of this sort are those con

guage as a prefix only, for giving a nega phrases for then anes, for then ones, for than tracts termed loan, commodate, deposit, tive sense to words; as in non-residence, anes, for the nonce, originally for tham pledge, sale, &c. Nominate rights are op

non-performance, non-existence, non-pay ines, where ânes is an adverbial genitive posed to innominate, or those in which no

ment, non-concurrence, non-admission, non of A. Sax. ún, one, used substantively; comp. obligation is created beyond the express contagious, non-emphatic, non-fossiliferous. the tother, for that other.] Present occasion agreement of the parties concerned.

Non-ability (non-a-bil'i-ti), n. A want of or purpose: used chiefly or exclusively in Nominately (nom'in-at-li), adv. By name; ability; in law, an exception taken against the phrase for the nonce. particularly. Sir H. Spelman. a plaintiff in a cause, when he is unable

And that he calls for drink, I'll have prepared him Nomination (nom-i-na'shon), n. 1. The act legally to commence a suit.

A chalice for the nonce.

Shak. of nominating or naming; the act of pro- Non-acceptance (non-ak-sep'tans), n.

A posing by name for an office; the act or refusal to accept.

Non cepit (non sē'pit), n. [L., he took not. ] ceremony of bringing forward the name of Non-access (non-ak'ses), n. In law, impos

In law, an obsolete plea by way of traverse a candidate according to certain prescribed sibility of access for sexual intercourse, as

which occurs in the action of replevin. forms; as, the nomination of candidates for in the case of a husband at sea or in a foreign Nonchalance (non'sha-lans or non-sha

Wharton. election to parliament.—2. The state of being

country. A child born under such circumnominated; as, he is in nomination for the stances is a bastard. Wharton.

läns), 1. (Fr. See below.) Want of earnestpost. -3. The power of nominating or ap- | Non-acid (non-as'id), a. Not having the

ness or feeling of interest; reckless indifferpointing to office. The nomination of perproperties of an acid.

ence; carelessness; coolness; as, he heard sons to places being a prerogative of the Non-acquaintance (non-a-kwānt'ans), n.

of his loss with great nonchalance. king: Clarendon. – 4. in law, the power Want of acquaintance; the state of being Nonchalant (non'sha-lant or non-sha-län), which a man has to appoint a clerk to a unacquainted

a. [Fr., from non, not, chaloir, to care patron of a benefice, by him to be presented Non-acquiescence (non'a-kwi-es'ens), n.

for, to concern one's self with, from L. to the ordinary.-5. Denomination; name. Failure or refusal to acquiesce, yield, or

caleo, to be warm or ardent.] Indifferent; Divers characters are given to several persons, by comply

careless; cool; as, he replied with a nonchawhich they are distinguished from all others of the

lant air.
Non-act (non'akt). n. A forbearance from
Bp. Pearson,
action: the contrary to act. Ayliffe.

Nonchalantly (non-sha-lant'ly), adv. In a 6. Mention by name; express mention. Non-admission (non-ad-mi'shon), n. The

nonchalant manner; coolly; carelessly; as, Shak. refusal of admission.

to answer an accusation nonchalantly. Nominatival (nom'in-a-ti"val), a. Of or The reason of this non-admission is its great un

Non-claim (non'klām), n. A failure to make pertaining to the nominative case.



claim within the time limited by law; omisNominative (nom'i-na-tiv), a. (L. nomina- Non-adult (non-a-dult), n. One not having Non-cohesion (non-kö-hë’zhon), n.

sion of claim. Wharton. tivus, naming, from nomen, a name.) A term arrived at adult age; a youth.

Want applied to that form of a noun or pronoun Non-adult (non-a-dult), a. Not arrived at

of cohesion. which is used when the noun or pronoun is adult age; in a state of pupillage; imma- Non-coincidence (non-ko-in'si-dens ), n.

Want of coincidence. the subject of a sentence, or to the noun or ture. pronoun itself when it stands in that rela Nonage (non'āj), n. [Non, not, and age.]

Non-coincident (non-ko-in'si-dent), a. Not

coincident. tion; as, the nominative case of a Latin 1. The time of life before a person, accordword; the nominative word in a sentence. ing to the laws of his country, becomes of Non-combatant (non-kom'bat-ant or nonNominative (nom'i-na-tiv), n. In gram. the age to manage his own concerns; minority.

kum'bat-ant), n. Any one connected with nominative case; a nominative word; the See MINORITY.

a military force whose duty it is not to fight, form of a noun which simply designates the What's a protector? He's a stately thing,

as surgeons and their assistants, chaplains, person, thing, or notion, in distinction to That apes it in the nonage of a king. Cleaveland.

members of the commissariat department,

and the like in an army; surgeons, chaplains, any form which not only designates it, but 2. Period of immaturity in general. “The also indicates a certain grammatical con

pursers, &c, on board a man of war; likeworld's nonage.' Glanville. struction in which the noun is to bear a

wise civilians in a place occupied by troops.

The human mind in many respects was still in its part.


Non-commissioned (non-kom-mi'shond),

Not having a commission. - Non-comNominatively (nom'i-na-tiv-li), adv. In the Nonage (non'āj), n. [L.L. nonagium, from

missioned officers, in the army and navy, manner of a nominative; as a nominative. L. nonus, ninth.) A ninth part of movables, Nominator (nom’in-ät-ér), n. One that which in former times was paid to the clergy,

officers not holding a commission from the nominates. on the death of persons in their parish, and

crown; subordinate officers below the rank

of lieutenant, as sergeants and corporals in Nominee (nom-i-nē), n. 1. In law, the per claimed on pretence of being distributed to son who is nominated or named to receive pious uses.

the army, and quartermasters and gunners'

mates in the navy. a copyhold estate on surrender of it to the Nonaged (non'ājd), a. Not having due ma

Non-committal (non-kom-mit'al ), n. А lord; the cestui que use, sometimes called turity; being in nonage. the surrenderee. -2. A person named or de

The muse's love appears

state of not being committed or pledged ; signated by another.--3. A person on whose In nonaged youth, as in the length of years.

forbearance of committing or pledging one's life depends an annuity.

W. Browne. self. Channing. Nominor (nom-i-nor), n.

In law, one who Nonagenarian (non'a-jen-ā"ri-an), n. (L. Non-communion (non-kom-mūn'yon), n. nominates. "The terms of connection

nonagenarius, containing or consisting of Failure or neglect of communion. between a nominor and a nominee.' Bentham.

ninety, nonageni, ninety each, nonaginta, Non-communistic(non'kom-mun-ist"ik), a. Nomocanon (nõ'mo-kan-on), n. [Gr. nomos,

ninety, novem, nine. ] A person between Not characterized by the more dangerous a law, and kanon, a rule.) 1. A collection of Nonagesimal (non-a-jes'i-mal), a. (L. nonaninety and a hundred years old.

doctrines of communism. canons and of imperial laws relative or con

The two elaborate forins of non-communistic formable thereto; as, the nomocanon of

gesimus, ninetieth.) Belonging to the num Socialism, known as St. Simonism and Fourierism, Photius, patriarch of Constantinople.-2. A ber 90; pertaining to a nonagesimal.

are totally free from the objections usually urged Nonagesimal(non-a-jes'i-mal), n. In astron.

against communism. collection of the ancient canons of the

3. S. Mil. apostles, councils, and fathers, without any

the middle or highest point of that part of Non-completion (non-kom-plē'shon), n.

the ecliptic which is at any given moment regard to imperial constitutions. Rev. Orby

Want of completion; failure to complete.

above the horizon. It is the oth degree of Non-compliance (non-kom-pli'ans), n. NeShipley.

the ecliptic reckoned from the points in Nomographer (no-mogʻra-fér), n. One who

glect or failure of compliance. writes on the subject of nomography. which it is intersected by the horizon.

The first act of non-compliance sendeth you to gaol Nonagon (non'a-gon), n. [L nonus, nine, again. Nomography (no-mogʻra-fi), n. [Gr. nomos,

Ld. Halifax. a law, and graplo, to write.) Exposition of

and Gr. gônia, an angle.] A figure having Non-complying (non-kom-pli'ing), a. Ne

nine sides and nine angles. the proper manner of drawing up laws; that part of the art of legislation which has Non-alienation (non-al' yen-a"shon ), n.

glecting or refusing to comply. relation to the form given, or proper to be 1. State of not being alienated.—2. Failure

Non compos mentis (non kom'pos men'tis). to alienate. Blackstone.

(L.) Not of sound mind; not having the given, to the matter of a law: a word in

Non-appearance (non-ap-pēr'ans), n. A vented apparently by Bentham, who wrote

regular use of reason: often contracted Non a treatise on Nomography, or the Art of not making an appearance; default of ap

Compos and Non Comp. Inditing Laws.'

pearance, as in court, to prosecute or de- Noncompounder (non-kom-pound'ér), n. fend. Swift.

One who does not compound; specifically, Nomology (no-mol'o-ji), n. [Gr. nomos, a law, and logos, a discourse.] 1. The science or Non-appointment (non-ap-pointment), n.

in Eng. hist. a member of one of the two knowledge of law, legislation, and governFailure to appoint or to be appointed; ne

sections into which the Jacobite party diment.–2. The science of the laws of the glect of appointment.

vided shortly after the Revolution, who Non-arrival (non-a-ri'val), n. Failure to mind; rational psychology.---3. That part of

wished for the restoration of the king, witharrive.

out binding him to any conditions as to ambotany which relates to the laws which govern the variations of organs. Non assumpsit (non as-sump'sit), n. [L.,

nesty, guarantees of civil or religious liberty,

&c. See COMPOUNDER. he did not undertake.] In law, a general Non-con. (non’kon). An abbreviation of NonNomothesy (nom'o-the-zi), n. [Gr. nomos, a law, and tithemi, to put, to place, or estab

plea in a personal action, by which a man lish.] The institution of laws; the publica- Non-attendance (non-at-ten'dans), n. denies that he has made any promise.

conformist, and also of Non-content. A

Non-concluding (non-kon-klūd'ing), a. Not tion of laws. failure to attend; omission of attendance; Non-concur (non-kon-ker'), v.i.

ending or closing. Nomothete (nom'o-thēt), n. A lawgiver.

To dissent Smart. personal absence.

or refuse to concur; not to agree.

Non-attendance in former parliaments ought to be Nomothetic, Nomothetical(nom-o-thet'ik,

a bar against the choice of men who have been guilty

Non-concurrence (non-kon-ker'rens), n. A nom-o-thetik-al), a. (Gr. nomothetős, a legis

Ld. Halifax.

refusal to concur.


of it.





Non-condensing (non-kon-dens'ing), a. Not maid, as it was paddling in a pool.' Sir W. ence; the negation of being.

.--2. A thing not condensing - Non-condensing engine, a Scott.

existing. steam engine, usually high-pressure, in Nondescript (non'dē-skript), n. 1. Any There was no such thing as rendering evil for evil, which the steam on the non-effective side thing that has not been described. --2. A per when evil was a non-entity.

South. of the piston is allowed to escape into the son or thing not easily classed : usually ap

3. Nothingness; insignificance; futility. atmosphere, in contradistinction to a con plied disparagingly. A few ostlers and densing engine, in which the steam in ad stable nondescripts.' Dickens.

Armies in the West were paralyzed by the inaction

of a captain who would hardly take the pains of vance of the piston is condensed to create

His vaunted portfolio was simply a collection of writing a despatch to chronicle the nonentity of his a partial vacuum, and thus add to the effec nondescripts.

17. Hook.

Brougham. tive value of the steam which impels it.

Non detinet (non de'ti-net). (L., he does See STEAM-ENGINE.

4. A person or thing of no consequence or not detain.) In law, an obsolete plea by Non-conducting (non-kon-dukt'ing), a. Not

importance; as, he is a mere non-entity. way of traverse, which occurred in the ac- Non-entry (non-en’tri), n. In Scots law, the conducting; not transmitting; thus, with re

tion of detinue. Wharton. spect to electricity, wax is a non-conducting

casualty which formerly fell to the superior Non-development (non-dē-vel'up-ment), n. where the heir of a deceased vassal neglected substance. A failure of development.

to obtain himself entered with the superior, Non-conduction (non-kon-duk’shon), n. The

Non-discovery (non-dis-kuv'er-i), n. Want quality of not being able to conduct or trans

or, as otherwise expressed, who failed to of discovery.

renew the investiture. In virtue of this mit; failure to conduct or transmit; as, the

Non distringendo (non dis-trin-jen'do). In non-conduction of heat.

casualty the superior was entitled to the Non-conductor (non-kon-dukter),, n. A None (nun), n. or pron. [A. Sax. nân-ne, not, Non-Episcopal (non-e-pisskop-al), a. law, a writ granted not to distrain.

rents of the feu.

Not substance which does not conduct, that is,

and an, one; O. E. noon, non, none. The loss transmit such a force as heat or electricity,

of the Episcopalian church or denomination. of the final n produced the adjective no, to Rev. F. G. Lee. or which transmits it with difficulty; thus, wool is a non-conductor of heat; glass and

which it now stands in the same relation as Non-Episcopalian (non-7-pis’ko-pā'li-an),

mine and thine to my and thy. ] 1. Not One who does not belong to the Episcodry wood are non-conductors of electricity.

one: used of persons or things. See CONDUCTOR.

palian church. Rev. F. G. Lee.

Shak. Nonconforming (non-kon-form'ing), a.

Thou shalt get kings though thou be hone.

Nones (nönz), n. pl. (L. nonæ, from nonus, Wanting conformity; especially, dissenting

There is none that doeth good; no, not one.

for novenus, ninth, from novem, nine. ]

Ps. xiv. 3. 1. In the Rom. calendar, the fifth day of from the established religion of a country. None but the brave deserve the fair. Dryden.

the months January, February, April, June, The non-conforming ministers were prohibited, upon a penalty of forty pounds for every offence, to

2. Not any; not a part; not the least por August, September, November, and Decemcoine, unless only in passing upon the road, within tion.

ber, and the seventh day of March, May, five miles of any city, corporation, &c. Locke.

Six days shall ye gather it; but on the seventh day,

July, and October. The nones were so called Nonconformist (non-kon-form'ist), n. One which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.

as falling on the ninth day before the ides,

Exod. xvi. 26. who does not conform; especially, one who

both days included. -2. The office for the

-None the more, none the less, not the more, refuses to conform to an established church.

ninth hour; one of the breviary offices of not the less on that account.

the Catholic Church. The name was at first applied particularly to those clergymen who, at the Restoration,

His eager eye scanned Mr. D.'s downcast face none Nonest (nonz). The occasion; the nonce : the less closely.

Dickens. refused to subscribe to the Act of Uniform

only used in the phrase for the nones, oriity, and were in consequence ejected from Nonet (nun), a. No.

ginally for then anes. Chaucer. See NONCE. their livings.

Thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none None-so-pretty (nun'ső-prit-i), n. A plant Is it just, is it handsome, that I should be a non

assurance of thy life.

Deut. xxviii. 66. of the genus Saxifraga (S. umbrosa). Called conformist either in the public sorrow or joy! None,t n. (Fr., from L. nonus, the ninth,

also London Pride. See SAXIFRAGE. Barrow, On his denth-bed he declared himself a non-confrom novem, nine ] The ninth hour after None-sparing (nun'spār-ing), a. Sparing

nobody or nothing; all-destroying. Nonesunrise at the equinoxes; about three formist, and had a fanatic preacher to be his spiritual guide. Swift. o'clock in the afternoon; the hour of dinner.

sparing war.' Shak. Chaucer.

Non-essential (non-es-sen'shal), a.

Not Nonconformity (non-kon-form'i-ti), n. 1. Neglect or failure of conformity. Non-effective (non-ef-fekt'iv), a. 1. Having

essential or necessary; not absolutely ne

cessary A conformity or nonconformity to it (the will of

no power to produce an effect; causing no our Maker) determines their actions to be morally effect; as, a non-effective stroke.-2. A term

Non-essential (non-es-sen'shal), n. A thing good or evil. Watts. applied to that portion of the personnel of

that is not absolutely necessary or of the 2. The neglect or refusal to unite with an an army or navy not in a condition for ac

utmost consequence. established church in its rites and mode of tive service, as superannuated and half-pay Non est (non est). [L., he or it is not.) A worship: the principles of the English nonofficers, pensioners, and the like; of or per

contraction of the legal phrase Non est inconformists. "The grand pillar and buttress taining to or caused by this portion of the

ventus (which see), and popularly used to of nonconformity.' South. personnel of an army.

signify, he was not there, he was absent.

Non est factum (non est fak'tum). (L., it is Non constat (non kon'stat). In law Latin, The non-effective charge, which is now a heavy it does not appear; it is not clear or plain. part of our public burdens, can hardly be said to

not the fact or deed.] In law, the general Non-contagion (non-kon-tā'jon), n. The have existed.

issue in an action on bond or other deed,

Macaulay. doctrine that disease is not propagated by Non-efficient (non-ef-fi'shent), a. Not effi

whereby the defendant formerly denied

that to be his deed whereon he was sued. contagion cient, effectual, or competent; specifically,

Wharton. Non-contagionist (non-kon-ta'jon-ist), n. milit. a term applied to a volunteer who

Non est inventus (non est in-ven'tus). (L., A supporter of the doctrine of non-conta has not attended a prescribed number of

he is not found.) În law, the answer made gion. drills and passed a certain standard in shoot

by the sheriff in the return of the writ, when Non-contagious (non-kon-ta'jus), a. Not ing

the defendant is not to be found in his bailicontagious. Non-efficient (non-ef-fi'shent), n. One who

is not efficient; milit. a volunteer who has Nonesuch (nun'such), n.

Non-contagiousness (non-kon-tā'jus-nes),

1. A person or n. The fact of a disease not being commu not attended a prescribed number of drills

thing such as to have no parallel ; an extranicable by contagion; as, the non-contagi and passed a certain standard in ritle-prac

ordinary thing: a thing that has not its Ousness of typhoid fever. tice.

equal.—2. A name given to various objects, Non-contemporaneous (non-kon-tem'põ- Non-ego (non'ê-go), 17. (L., not I.) In metaph. rä"nė-us), a.

as to certain plants of the genera Medicago Not being contemporary, or all beyond or outside of the ego or conscious

(M. lupulina) and Lychnis (L. chalcedonica), not of contemporary origin. thinking subject; the object as opposed to

and to a certain kind of apple. Spelled Non-content (non'kon - tent), n. In the the subject.

also Nonsuch. House of Lords, one who gives a negative The ego, as the subject of thought and knowledge, Nonettt (non'et), n. The titmouse. Holvote, as not being satisfied with the mea is now commonly styled by philosophers the subject;

land. sure. The word is sometimes abridged into

and subjective is a familiar expression for what perYon-con. tains to the mind or thinking principle. In contrast

Nonetto (non-et'to), n. (It.) A piece of

and correlation to these, the terms object and objec. music in nine parts, or for nine voices or inNon-contributing, Non-contributory tive are, in like manner, now in general use to denote struments. (non-kon-tribut-ing, non-kon-trib'ũ-to-ri), a. the non-ego, its affections and properties, and in Non-execution (non-ek’sē kū"shon), n. NegYot contributing

general, the really existent, as opposed to the ideally


lect of execution; non-performance. Non-deciduate (non-de-sid'ū-át), a. Inde

1. Ab

Non-existence (non-egz-ist'ens), n. ciduate (which see). Non-elastic (non-e-las'tik), a. Not elastic;

sence of existence; the negation of being. Non decimando (non des-i-man'do), N. (L., destitute of the property of elasticity. Linot for tithing ) In law, a custom or quids are termed non-elastic fluids because

How uncomfortable would it be to lie down in a

A. Baxter.

temporary state of non-existence. prescription to be discharged of all tithes, they have comparatively no elasticity, and

are thus distinguished from the elastic 2. A thing that has no existence or being Non-delivery (non-de-liv'èr-i), n. A neglect fluids, as air and gases. See ELASTICITY. 'Not only real virtues, but non-existences.' or failure of delivery.

Non-elect (non-ê-lekt), n. sing, and pl. One Sir T. Browne. Non demisit (non dē-mi'sit). [L., he did not who is or those who are not elected; specifi- Non-existent (non-egz-ist'ent), a. Not demise ] In law, a plea formerly resorted cally, one who is or those who are not chosen having existence. to where a plaintiff declared upon a demise, to salvation.

Non-exportation (non-eks'port-a"shon), n. without stating the indenture, in an action Non-election (non-e-lek’shon), n. Failure of A failure of exportation; a failure to export of debt for rent. Also, a plea in bar, in re election.

goods or commodities. plevin to an avowry for arrears of rent, that Non-electric, Non-electrical (non-7-lek'- Non-extensile (non-eks-tens'il), a. Not exthe avowant did not devise. Wharton. trik, non-e-lek'trik-al), a. Not electric; con tensile; incapable of being stretched. Non-deposition (non-dé'po-zi"shon), n. A ducting electricity: a term now disused. Non-feasance (non-féʼzans), n. [ Fr. faisfailure to deposit or throw down.

Non-electric (non-e-lek'trik), n. An old ance, from faire, to do.) In law, an offence Nondescript (non'dē-skript), a. [L. non, term for a substance that is not an electric, of omission of what ought to be done. not, and descriptur, described.) 1. Nothither or one that transmits electricity, as metals. Non-fossiliferous (non-fos-sil-if'er-us), a. to described or classed.-2. Not easily de- Non-emphatic, Non-emphatical(non-em Not producing or containing fossils. scribed ; abnormal or amorphous; odd; un fatik, non-em-fat'ik-al), ā. Having no em Non-fulfilment (non-ful-fil'ment), n. Ne. classifiable; indescribable. A nondescript phasis; unemphatic.

glect or failure to fulfil; as, the non-fulfilanimal which might have passed for a mer Nonentity (non-en'ti-ti), n. 1. Non-exist ment of a promise or bargain.

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