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1.7 A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a symbol. Some natural notes about her body.' Shak.

Whosoever appertain to the visible body of the church they have also the notes of external profes. sion.

Hooker, 2. A mark on the margin of a book drawing attention to something in the text; a statement subsidiary to the text of a book elucidating or adding something; an explanatory or critical comment; an annotation. Notes are classed by printers into shoulder notes, or those placed at the top of the page in the outer margin; side notes or marginal notes, and bottom notes or foot-notes, at the bottom of the page.-3. A minute, memorandum, or short writing intended to assist the memory or for after use or reference; as, I must make a note of that statement: often in pl.; as, to take notes of a sermon or speech; to speak from notes. – 4. pl. The verbatim report of a speech or discourse taken by a newspaper reporter or shorthand writer. 5. A list of items; a catalogue; a reckoning; bill; account. “The smith's note for shoeing and plough-irons.' Shak.-6. A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt and promising payment; as, a promissory note; a bank-note; a note of hand, that is, a signed promise to pay a sum of money; a negotiable note.-7. A diplomatic or official communication in writing; an official paper sent from one minister or authority to another; an official intimation or memorandum.-8. A short letter; a billet.

She sent a note, the seal an 'Elle vous suit,'

The close, Your Letty, only yours.' Tennyson. 9. A small size of paper used for writing letters or notes on.-10. Notice; heed; observation.

Give order to my servants that they take
No note at all of our being absent hence. Shak.
The bell strikes one. We take no note of time
But from its loss.

11. Reputation; consequence; distinction.
A bookseller of great note.' Macaulay.
Divers men of note have been brought into England.

Abp. Abbot. 12. State of being observed. 'Small matters

. . continually in use and note.' Bacon. 13. Reproach; shame; stigma.

The more to aggravate the note,
With a foul traitor's name stuff I thy throat. Shak.
14. Account; intelligence; notice; informa-

She that from Naples
Can have no note, unless the sun were post :
The man i' the moon's too slow.

Shak. 15. In music, (a) a character which, by its place on the staff, represents a sound, and by its form determines the relative time or continuance of such sound. There are six notes in ordinary use, viz., the semibreve, e; minim, d; crotchet, d; quaver, ; semiquaver, A;

and demisemiquaver, To these may be added the breve, ei, yet met with in sacred music, and the half demisemiquaver, much used by the moderns. If the value or length in time of the sernibreve be considered as unity, the minim is }, the crotchet t, the quaver 1, the semiquaver ta, and the demisemiquaver the Hence, one semibreve is equal to two minims, or four crotchets, or eight quavers, or sixteen semiquavers, or thirty-two demisemiquavers.-Dotted note. See DOTTED. () A musical sound; as, a high, low, loud, or soft note; or the note A; a flat note, &c. - Leading note. See LEADING.–16. Tune; voice; harmonious or melodious sound. The wakeful bird tunes her nocturnal note.

Milton. Note (not), v. t. pret. & pp. noted; ppr. noting. (L. noto.) 1.7 To mark; to distinguish with a mark.

Can we once imagine that Christ's body . . , was ever afflicted with malady, or enfeebled with infirm. ity, or noted with deformity.

Walsall. 2. To observe carefully; to notice with particular care; to heed; to attend to. "Their manners noted and their state survey'd.' Pope.

No more of that; I have noted it well. Shak. 3. To set down in writing; to make a memorandum of. • Note it in a book.' Is. xxx. 8.

Every unguarded word uttered by him was noted down.

Macaulay. 4. To set down in musical characters. 5. To furnish with notes; to annotate. Hepworth Dixon.-6. To designate; to denote. The termination - Iing notes commonly diminution.


[Now rare. ) -7.1 To put a mark on; to

So up she rose: and forth they passed brand; to stigmatize; to charge, as with a

With hurrying steps, yet nothing fast. crime. "Condemned and noted Lucius Pella.'


Nothingarian (nu-thing-a'ri-an), n. One Shak. *Noted of incontinency.' Dryden. -- To note a bill of exchange, to get a notary

who is of no particular belief or religious

public to record upon the back of it the fact
of its being dishonoured, along with the

Nothing-gift (nu'thing-gift), n. A gift of

no worth. That nothing-gift of differing date, and the reason, if assigned, of nonpayment, the record being initialled by the Nothingism (nu'thing-izm), n. Nothingness;

multitudes.' Shak. notary. - Syn. To observe, mark, remark,

nihility. Coleridge. (Rare.) regard, heed, record, register. Note,t n. [A. Sax. note, notu, use, business, Nothingness (nu'thing-nes), n. 1. Nihility;

employment.] Need; business.

It will never
No word he said,

Pass into nothingness.

Keats. But doth his Hote.


2. Insignificance; worthlessness. Note, t v.t. [A. Sax. hnitan, pret. hnat.) To Teach me the nothingness of things. Tennyson,

butt; to push with the horns. Ray. Note, t n. A nut. Charcer.

3. A thing of no value. “A nothingness inNote-book (nötbyk), n. A book in which

deed and name.' Hudibras. (Rare.] notes or memoranda are written.

Nothing-worth (nuth'ing-werth), n. Worth Noted (not'ed), a. Being of note; remark nothing; worthless. “Faint Homeric echoes able; much known by reputation or report;

nothing-worth.' Tennyson. eminent; celebrated; as, a noted author; a

Notice (no'tis), n. [Fr. notice, Sp. and Pg. noted commander; a noted traveller. A noticia, It. notizia, from L. notitia, notice, noted story in Don Quixote.' Hume.

from nosco, notum, to know. See NOTE, A noted chymist procured a privilege, that none

KNOW.] 1. The act of noting, observing, or but he should vend a spirit.


remarking by the eye or other senses, or by

the mind or intellect; heed; regard; cogSYN. Remarkable, notable, well-known,

nizance; note.
eminent, illustrious, renowned, celebrated,
distinguished, conspicuous, famous, notori-

The state takes notice of the private difference
Betwixt you and the cardinal.

Shak. ous.

The notice of this fact will lead us to some very Notedlyt (not'ed-li), adv. With observation

important conclusions.

Trench. or notice; exactly; accurately. Do you remember what you said of the duke?

2. Information; intelligence by whatever Most notedly, sir.

Shak. means communicated; knowledge given or Notedness (nõt'ed-nes), n. The state or


Before him came a forester of Dean, quality of being noted; conspicuousness; Wet from the woods, with notice of a hart eminence; celebrity.

Taller than all his fellows.

But suppose at length, that the profane aspirer
should be so lucky, or so successful (for happy I can:

3. Instruction; direction; order.
not think it), as to attain the so criminally courted To give notice, that no manner of person

At any time have recourse unto the princes.

Notefult (not'ful), a. Tuneful. Chaucer.

4. Premonition; warning; intimation beforeNotelæa (no-te-le'a), n. [Gr. notos, the south,

hand; as, to bombard a town without giving and elaia, the olive.) A genus of Australian

the inhabitants notice.
and Tasmanian shrubs and small trees be-
longing to the nat. order Oleaceæ. N. ligus-

I have given him notice that the duke of Cornwall and his duchess will be here,

Shak. trina is the Tasmanian ironwood-tree, generally only a bush 6 or 7 feet high, but some

5. A paper that communicates information; times growing to the height of upwards of

the means or evidence of knowledge; an 30 feet. Its wood is used for sheaves for

intimation.-6. Attention; respectful treatships' blocks as well as for turnery and in

ment; civility.
laid work.

Bring but five and twenty: to no more
Will I give place or notice.

Noteless (nõtles),a. Not attracting notice;
not conspicuous. Sir W. Scott.

7. Written remarks or comments; a short Notelessness (not les-nes), n. A state of critical review; as, an obituary notice of a being noteless.

person; the notice in the Athenæum was Notelet (not'let), n. A short note; a billet. favourable. -SYN. Attention, observation, Lamb.

cognizance, regard, remark, note, heed, Notemuge, t n. Nutmeg. Chaucer.

consideration, respect, intelligence, instrucNote-paper (not pā-per), n. Paper of a tion, direction, order, warning, intimation. small size for writing notes or letters on. Notice (nö'tis), v.t. pret. & pp. noticed; ppr. Noter (nõt'er), n. 1. One who takes notice. noticing. 1. To take cognizance or notice of; 2. An annotator. Worcester.

to perceive; to become aware of; to observe; Noteworthy (not'wer-Thi), a. Worthy of to see; as, to pass a thing without noticing note; worthy of observation or notice. it. "Some rare noteworthy object in thy travel.' She was quite sure baby noticed colours; .. she Shak.

was absolutely certain baby noticed flowers.

Dickens. Not-hed,t n. A head having the hair cut

2. To show that one has observed; to remark close. Chaucer. See NOTT, NOTT-HEADED.

upon; to mention or make observations on. Nother, t conj. (See OR, NOR) Nor; neither.

This plant deserves to be noticed in this place. Chaucer.

Horne Tooke, Nothing (nu'thing), n. 1. Not anything: Another circumstance was noticed in connection opposed to anything and something.

with the suggestion last discussed.

Sir IV. Hamilton, There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple.


3. To treat with attention and civilities; as, 2. Non-existence; nihility; nothingness.

to notice strangers.-4. To give notice to; to (The poet) gives to airy nothing

serve a notice or intimation upon. A local habitation and a name. Shak. (Mr. Duckworth), when noticed to give them up at A life of nothings, nothing worth,

the period of young Mason's coming of age, expressed From that first nothing ere his birth,

himself terribly aggrieved.

Trollope, To that last nothing under earth! Tennyson. SYN. To perceive, see, mark, note, mind, 3. A state of insignificance, or comparative regard, heed, mention, remark. worthlessness or unimportance. A man Noticeable (no'tis-a-bl), a. Capable of being that from very nothing is grown to an un noticed or observed; worthy of observation; speakable estate.' Shak.-4. In a concrete observable; likely to attract attention. 'A sense, a trifle; a thing of no consideration or noticeable man with large gray eyes.' Wordsimportance. A life of nothings.' Tenny

worth. 80n. 'Whispered to him little nothings.' Noticeably (no'tis-a-bli), adv. In a noticeTrollope.

able manner; so as to be noticed or observed; The charge of making the ground, and otherwise, as, she is noticeably better to-day. is great, but nothing to the profit.

Bacon, Notice-board (no'tis-bord), n. Å board on 5. In arith. a cipher-To make nothing of, which a notice to the public is displayed. (a) to make no difficulty, or to consider as They will be punished with the utmost rigour of trifling, light, or unimportant.

the laws, as notice boards observe. Dickens. We are industrious to preserve our bodies from Noticer (nõ'tis-ér), n. One who notices. slavery, but we make nothing of suffering our souls Pope. to be slaves to our lusts.


Notidanus (no-tid'a-nus), n. pl. [Gr. nötos, (6) Not to understand; not to invest with the back, and idanos, beautiful.) A genus meaning; as, I could make nothing of what of the sharks (Squalidae), closely akin to the he said.

Lamnidee, of which two species are found Nothing (nu'thing), adv. In no degree; not in the Mediterranean. at all.

Adam, with such counsel nothing Notification (no'ti-fi-kā"shon), n. 1. The sway'd.' Milton.

act of notifying or giving notice; the act




of making known; especially, the act of are developed in its surrounding sheath. torious; as, notour adultery; a notour bankgiving official notice or information by It is often spoken of as the chorda dor rupt, that is,one legally declared so. (Scotch.) writing, or by other means; as, the notifi salis.

Not-self (not'self), 1. Non-ego (which see). cation must take place in three days. Notochordal (no'tő-kor-dal), a. Possessing Every conception of self necessarily involves a con. 2. Notice given in words or writing, or by a notochord. Owen.

ception of not-self.

Sir W. Hamilton. signs; intimation.

Notodontidæ (no-to-don'ti-dē), n. pl. (Gr: Nottt (not), a. (A. Sax. hnot, shorn.] Shor; Four or five torches elevated or depressed out of

notos, the back, and odous, odontos, a tooth.] smooth.
their order, either in breadth or longways, may, by The tooth-backs, a family of moths belong. Nottt (not), v.t. To shear.
agreement, give great variety of notifications.
ing to Lepidoptera.

Sweet Lirope, I have a lamb,
Notommatina (no-tom'a-ti"na), n. pl. [Gr.

Newly weaned from the dam,
3. The writing which communicates infor-
nótos, the back, and omma, ommatos, the

of the right kind, it is notted. Drayton. mation; an advertisement, citation, &c.

eye.) The typical group of the Rotifera, the Nott-headed,t Nott-patedt (nothed-ed, Notify (no'ti-fi), v.t. pret. & pp. notified;

Hydatinida of Ehrenberg. In this group the not'pă-ted), a. (See NOTT.) Having the ppr. notifying. [Fr. notifier, from L. notifi

animals are all permanently free, and are hair cut close. Shak. care, from notus, known, and facio, to make.)

never combined into colonies, while the in- | Notturno (no-ter'no), n. [L. nocturnus, per1. To make known; to declare; to publish. tegument is flexible, and the body is never

taining to night, from nox, night.] In Other kinds of laws, which notify the will

encased in a tube. of God." Hooker.—2. To give notice to; to Notonecta (no-to-nek'ta), n. [Gr. notos, the

music, originally a synonym of serenade;

now applied to a piece of music in which inform by words or writing, in person or by

back, and nēcho, to swim.) A genus of aqua the emotions, particularly those of love and message, or by any signs which are undertic hemipterous insects, which swim on their

tenderness, are developed. The notturno stood; as, the public are hereby notified. backs. See BOAT-FLY.

has become a favourite style of composition 3. To distinguish; to characterize. Worces- Notonectidæ (no-to-nek’ti-dē), n. pl. A fa with modern pianoforte composers. ter. [Rare.]

mily of the Hydrocorisæ or water-bugs, Not-wheat (not'whēt), n. [Nott or not, Notion (no' shon), n. [Fr., from L. notio,

containing the genus Notonecta, which smooth, shorn.) Smooth, unbearded wheat. from notus, known; nosco, to know.) 1. A con

swim on their backs, and from their peculiar Rich. Carew. ception; mental apprehension of whatever aspect are called boat-flies.

Notwithstanding (not-with-stand'ing), a may be known or imagined; idea.

Notopodium (nõ-to-pó'di-um), n. [Gr. nötos, participial compound passing into a prep. What hath been generally agreed on, I content the back, and pous, podos, a foot.) The and a conj. (Not, with, in the old sense of myself to assume under the notion of principles.

dorsal division of one of the foot tubercles Newton.

against, and standing.) In spite of; withThere are three fundamental notions existing in

or parapodia of an annelid. Often called out hinderance or obstruction from; despite; the human mind as the primary elements of thought: the Dorsal Oar.

nevertheless; however. This word is by ist, that of finite self; 2d, that of finite nature; 3d, Notorhizal (no'to-ri-zal), a. [Gr. nătos, the Dr. Johnson and others considered a partithat of the absolute, the unconditioned, the infinite.

back, and rhiza, a root.] In bot, applied to The whole multiplicity of our conceptions are refer.

ciple absolute, and its several meanings rible to some one of these three, as the irreducible

a plant having the radicle in the embryonic admit of explanation in this view. Johnson notion or category from which it springs. plant at the back of the cotyledons.

says, 'This word, though in conformity to FD. Morell.

Notorhizea (no-to-riz'ē-ē), n. pl. (Gr. nātos, other writers called here a conjunction, is 2. A sentiment; an opinion; as, the ex the back, and rhiza, a root.) Plants having properly a participial adjective, as it is comtravagant notions they entertain of them

the radicles on the back of the cotyledons, pounded of not and withstanding, and anselves. as in some Crucifera.

swers to the Latin non obstante; it is most We ourselves

Notoriety (no-to-ri'e-ti), n. (Fr. notoriété. Seek them with wandering thoughts and notions

properly and analogically used in the ablaMilton.

See NOTORIOUS.) The state or quality of vain.

tive case absolute with a noun; as, he is By the exercise of a curious, swift, subtle sympa.

being notorious; exposure to the public rich, notwithstanding his loss.' In the above thy he seemed to divine what would be the notions knowledge; the state of being publicly or example, however, notwithstanding may be of a girl in this new country.

W. Black, generally known, especially to disadvantage; more properly regarded as a preposition, 3.1 Sense; understanding; intellectual power. as, the notoriety of a crime.

governing loss in the objective case, than So told as earthly notion can receive.' Mil

They were not subjects in their own nature so ex construed as a participle in the absolute case


posed to public notoriety. ton.

with loss. It may be regarded as a conjuncAll things else that might -Proof by notoriety, in Scots law, the fact

tion in such quotations as the following: To half a soul and to a notion crazed

of the judge being aware that the point to And Moses said, Let no man leave of it (manna) Say · Thus did Banquo.'

be proved is commonly known or acknow-

till the morning. Notwithstanding they hearkened 4. Inclination; intention; as, I have a no

not unto Moses.

Ex. xvi. 19, 20. ledged to be true, whether it be known to tion to do this or that. (Vulgar.)-5. A a whole country or to a whole vicinity.

He hath a tear for pity, and a hand

Open as day for melting charity; fancy article; a smallware: used chiefly in Notorious (no-tōʻri-us), a. (L.L. notorius, Yet notwithstanding, being incensed, he's flint. the plural and with considerable latitude. from notare, to mark, indicate; It. Sp. and

Shak. [Now only American.] Pg. notorio, Fr, notoire. See NOTE.) I. Pub

Yet the word in such cases still retains the And other worlds send odours, sauce, and song, licly or generally known and spoken of; nature and force of a preposition, and we And robes, and notions framed in foreign looms. manifest to the world.

may supply after notwithstanding in the Young. Your goodness,

first extract this injunction, and in the Notional (ny'shon-al), a. 1. Pertaining to a Since you provoke me, shall be most notorious. second this fact. This word is often placed notion or conception; as, notional terms or

Shak. after the noun, standing at the end of the words. — 2. Imaginary; ideal ; existing in

Now usually, known to disadvantage; as, a sentence or clause. His burthenous taxaidea only; visionary; fantastical. Notional notorious thief; a notorious crime or vice;

tions notwithstanding.' Shak. Notwithgood, by fancy only made.' Prior. A

a man notorious for lewdness or gaming. - standing, In spite of. These terms are often notional and imaginary thing.' Bentley.- 2. Deserving notoriety; egregious; notable, interchanged, but the first is considered as

And 3. Dealing in imaginary things; whimsical; "Some base notorious knave." Shak.

being the weaker of the two. Notwithfanciful; as, a notional man.

yet I know him a notorious liar.' Shak. standing points simply to some obstacle

Notoriously (no-to'ri-us-li), adv. In a The most forward notional dictators sit down in a contented ignorance.

that may exist; as, notwithstanding his youth Glanville.

notorious manner: (a) publicly; openly; he made great progress. In spite of has

to the knowledge of all; as, a man notori- Notional words, those words which express

reference primarily to active opposition; ously the first scholar of his day. (6) Enornotions or objects of the understanding, as

as, he was overcome in spite of his violent mously; egregiously. Never man so no efforts. verbs and nouns, in distinction from relational words or words expressing relation, Notoriousness (no-toʻri-us-nes), n. The toriously abused.' Shak.; Dryden.

Nouch,t n. (O. Fr. nouche, nosche, a buckle, as prepositions.

a bracelet, O.H.G. nusca, a brooch, a bracestate of being notorious: (a) the state of Notionality (no-shon-al'i-ti), n. The state

let.) A jewel; an ornament of gold in which being open or known; notoriety. (6) Egreof being notional or fanciful; empty un

precious stones were set. Chaucer. giousness.

Nouf (nös), n. See NEPH. grounded opinion.

Notornis (no-tor'nis), n. [Gr. potos, the Nougat (nö-gä), n. [Fr., from L. num, nucis, I aimed at the advance of science by discrediting south wind, the south, and ornis, a bird.]

a nut.) A cake made in France of nuts, empty and talkative notionality. Glanville. A genus of grallatorial or wading birds,

burnt almonds, and honey or treacle. SimNotionally (nõ'shon-al-li), adv. In a nofound inhabiting the South Island of New

monds. tional manner; in mental apprehension; in

Zealand. It was first known to science by Nought (nạt), n. [A. Sax. nawiht, nouht, conception; not in reality.

the discovery of fossil remains; and to these noht, i.e. no whit. See NAUGHT.) Not anyTwo faculties notionally or really distinct.

fossils the name of Notornis was given by thing; nothing. Norris. Prof. Owen. Subsequently, however, the

Thou sellest thy people for nought. Ps. xliv. 12. Notionate (no'shon-āt), a. Notional; fan genus was found to be still represented by ciful. Monthly Rev. [Rare.] living forms (N. Mantelli). The Notornis

-To set at nought, to slight, disregard, or Notionist (no'shon-ist), n. One who holds is most nearly allied to the coots. It is,

despise. ungrounded opinions. The practice of however, of larger size than these birds, Ye have set at nought all my counsel. Prov. i. 25.

some flush notionists.'. Bp. Hopkins. and differs from them in the rudimentary Nould, t pret. of nill(which see). Would not. Notistt (not'ist), n. An annotator. Good nature of the wings, a conformation in which For grief whereof the lad nould after joy.' rich.

it agrees with many other extinct as well as Spenser. Notobranchiata (no-to-brang ki-ā"ta), 1. living birds found in New Zealand.

Noule, t n. [See NOLL.] The noddle; the pl. [Gr. notos, the back, and branchia, Nototheniidæ (no'to-the-ni'i-dē), n. pl. [Gr. head. Spenser. gills. ] 1. A division of the Annelida which notothen, from the south, from notos, south.] Noumenal (nou'men-al), a. [See NOUMENON.) carry their gills on the back.-2. A division The name of a group of fishes allied to the Of or pertaining to the noumenon; real, as of the gasteropods, including part of the Gobioidæ or gobies, inhabiting the Southern opposed to phenomenal. nudibranchs. Seas.

He holds, that the phenomenal world must be disNotochord (no'to-kord), n. (Gr. notos, the Nototherium(no-to-thē'ri-um), 17. [Gr.notos, tinguished from the nowmenal, or world of things in back,and chorde,a string.) In animal physiol. the south, and thērion, a wild beast.) A


Sir W. Hamilton. a fibro-cellular rod which is developed in the gigantic fossil genus of herbivorous kan Noumenon (nou'men-on), n. pl. Noumena embryo of vertebrates immediately beneath garoo-like marsupials which existed during (nou'men-a). [Gr., the thing perceived, ppr. the spinal chord. It is persistent in the the pliocene period in Australia.

pass. neut. of noeo, to perceive, from nous, lower vertebrates, but in the higher is re- Notour, Nottour (no-tör'), a. (Fr. no the mind.) In Kant's philos. an object conplaced in the adult by the vertebræ, which toire. See NOTORIOUS.] Well-known; no ceived by the understanding or thought of




by the reason, as opposed to a phenomenon, educate. Long noursled in ignorance.' deals with what is heroic, marvellous, mysor an object such as we represent it to our Fuller. Also written Nousle, Nowsle, &c. terious, and supernatural; while the novel selves by the impression which it makes on Noursling.t Same as Nursling. A little professes to relate only what is credible. our senses. The noumenon is an object in noursling of the humid air.' Spenser. Novelett (nov'el-et), n. A small new book. itself, not relatively to us.

Nous (nous), n. (Gr. nous.] Intellect; mind; G. Harvey. Things sensible considered as in themselves and understanding; talent; as, he has plenty of Novelette (nov-el-et), n. A short novel. 'The not as they appear to us, Kant calls negative nou. nous. [A word of grammar-school or uni. classical translations and Italian novelettes mena ; and reserves the designation positive now

versity origin, and us mena to intelligibles properly so called, which are

only jocularly.) of the age of Elizabeth.' J. R. Green. the objects of an intuition purely intellectual.

Nouslet (nö’sl), v. t. Same as Noursle. Shak. Novelism t (nov'el-izm), n. Innovation.

Fleming Nouslet (nuzi), v.i. To nestle; to cling Novelist (novel-ist), n. 1.f An innovator; Philosophers had assumed the existence of sub closely or fondly to. Spenser.

an asserter of novelty. stance, s.c. of a roumenon, lying underneath all phe: Nousle,t v.i. (See NUZZLE.) To work with nomena- a substratum supporting all qualities-a

Telesius, who hath renewed the philosophy of Parthe nose; to work a way by the nose. 'A something in which all accidents inhere.

menides, is the best of novelists. G. H. Lewes, nousling mole.' Spenser.

2. A writer of news. Noun (noun), n. (O. Fr. noun, noune, non,

Nout (nout), n. Nolt. See NOLT. nom, Nod. Fr. nom, from L. nomen, name.) Nouthet adv. Now; just now. Chaucer.

The novelists have, for the better spinning out of

paragraphs, and working down to the end of their In gram. a name; a word that denotes any Nouther (nou'rhér), conj. Neither. [Old Columns, a most happy art of saying and unsaying, object of which we speak, whether that ob English and Scotch.)

giving hints of intelligence, and interpretations of Novaculite (no-vak'ú-lit), n. [L. novacula,

different actions. ject be animate or inanimate, material or

Steele. immaterial. Nouns are called proper or a razor.) A variety of argillaceous slate, of 3. A writer of a novel or of novels. meaningless when they are the names of which hones are made for sharpening edge-Novelize (nov'el-iz), v.t. pret. & pp. novelindividual persons or things, as George, Ber tools; razor-stone; Turkey-hone. It owes ized; ppr. novelizing. 1.7 To change by inlin, Orion; common, when they are the its quality of giving an edge to steel to the troducing novelties; to bring into a new or name of a class of things, as book, page, fine siliceous particles which it contains. novel condition. How affections do stand ball, idea, emotion; collective, when they Very fine varieties are brought from Turkey. to be novelized by the mutability of the are the names of aggregates, as fleet, army, Novalia (no-vā'li-a), n. pl. [L.novalis, newly present times.' Sir E. Dering.-2. To put flock, covey, herd; material, when they are ploughed land.) În Scots law, lands newly into the form of a novel. “The desperate the names of materials or substances, as improved or cultivated, and in particular attempt to novelize history.' Sir John Her. gold, snow, water; abstract, when they are those lands which, having lain waste from schel. the names of qualities, as beauty, virtue, time immemorial, had been brought into Novelizet (nov'el-īz), v.i. To innovate. grace, energy. Some of the older grammacultivation by the monks.

The novelizing spirit of man lives by variety and rians included both the noun and the ad- Novargent (nov-är'jent), 1.. (L. novus, new, the new faces of things.

Sir T. Bromune. jective under the term noun, distinguishing and argentum, silver.]“ A substance used

Novellert (nov'el-er), n. 1. An innovator. the former as noun-substantive and the latter for re-silvering plated articles, and prepared as noun-adjective. by moistening chalk with a solution of oxide

They ought to keep that day, which these novellers of silver in a solution of cyanide of potas

teach us to contemn. Nounal (noun'al), a. Pertaining to a noun;

Bp. Hall, having the character of a noun. sium.

2. A novelist. The numerals have been inserted in this place as

Novatian (no-vā'shi-an), n. In church hist. Novelries, t n. pl. Novelties. Chaucer. a sort of appendix to the nounal group, because of one of the sect founded in the middle of Novelty (pov'el-ti), n. 1. The quality of betheir manifest affinity to that group. 7. Earle.

the third century by Novatianus of Rome ing novel; a striking or noticeable newness; Nourice t (nöʻris), n. [Fr. nourrice. See and Novatus of Carthage, who held that the recentness of origin or introduction; freshNURSE.) À nurse. The nest of strife, and lapsed might not be received again into ness. nourice of debate.' Gascoyne.

communion with the church, and that second Novelty is the great parent of pleasure. South, Nourish (nur'ish), v.t. (O. Fr. nurir, nurrir, marriages are unlawful. norrir, Mod. Fr. nourrir, from L. nutrire, Novatianism (no-vā'shi-an-izm), n. The

2. Something new or strange; a novel thing;

as, to hunt after novelties. to nourish, whence nutrix, a nurse. For opinions of the Novatians. verbal term. -ish, see -ISH.] 1. To feed and Novation (no-vā'shon), n. [L. novatio, from Novem, Novumt (nõʻvem, nò'vum), n. [L. cause to grow; to supply a living or organ novo, to make new.) 1. Introduction of

novem, nine.) An ancient game at dice ized body, animal or vegetable, with matter something new; innovation.

played by five or six persons, in which the which increases its bulk or supplies the

two principal throws were nine and five.

Novations in religion are a main cause of distemwaste occasioned by any of its functions; to pers in commonwealths.

Abp. Laud. The pedant, the braggart, the hedge-priest, the fool,

and the boysupply with putriment. 'He planteth an 2. In law, the substitution of a new obliga Abate a throw at novum; and the whole world again ash, and the rain doth nourish it.' Is. xliv. tion or debt for an old one. Wharton.

Cannot prick out five such.

Shak. 14.-2. To support; to maintain. Novatort (no-vā'tér). Same as Innovator.

[Knight explains this passage: Abate a throw Whiles I in Ireland nourish a mighty band, Bailey.

- that is, leave out the nine, and the world I will stir up in England some black storm.' Shak. Novel (nov'el), a. (O. Fr. novel, Fr. nouvelle,

cannot prick out five such.) 3. Fig. (a) to supply the means of support a novel, from L. novellus, a dim. from novus,

November (no-vem'ber), n. (L., from novem, and increase to; to encourage; to foster; new.) of recent origin or introduction;

nine; the ninth month, according to the as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virnot ancient; more especially, new and strik

ancient Roman year, which began in March.] tues.

ing; of a kind not known before; unusual; The eleventh month of the year, containing What madness was it, with such proofs, to nourish

strange; as, a novel heresy; novel opinions. 30 days. their contentions.

Hooker. It is no rovel usurpation, but though void of other | Novenary (no'vē-na-ri), a. [L. novenarius,

title, has the prescription of many ages. To cherish; to comfort. Ye have nour

from novem, nine.] Pertaining to the num

Dr. H. More. ished your hearts.' Jas. v. 7. (c) To edu

ber nine.

- Novel assignment, in common law, an obcate; to instruct; to promote growth in at solete form of pleading which sometimes Novenary (no'vē-na-ri), n. An aggregate of tainments. arose from the generality of the declara

nine; nine collectively. Sir T. Browne. Thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ tion, when, the complaint not having been Novene (nõʻvēn), a. (L.novenus, from novem, neurished up in the words of faith. 1 Tim, iy, 6. set out with sufficient precision, it became

nine.) Relating to or depending on the

• The

number nine; proceeding by nines. Nourish (nur'ish), v.i. 1. To promote growth. necessary, from the evasiveness of the plea, Grains and roots nourish more than leaves. Bacon, to reassign the cause of action with fresh

triple and novene division ran throughout.' particulars. Wharton. - In civil law, the

Мітап. . 2. To gain nourishment. [Rare.)

novel constitutions, or novels, are the sup- Novennial (no-ven'i-al), a. (From L. novenFruit trees grow full of moss, which is caused plementary constitutions of some Roman

novennial, from L. novem, nine, and partly by the coldness of the ground, whereby the emperors, so called because they appeared

annus, a year.) Done or recurring every parts nourish less.

after the authentic publications of law made

ninth year; as, a novennial festival. Abp. Nourisht (nur'ish), n. [See NOURICE.) A by these emperors." Those of Justinian are

Potter. nurse.

the best known, and are commonly under. Novercal (no-ver'kal), a. (L. noverca, a Athens stood when the general term is used. The

step-mother.) Pertaining to a step-mother; Was called nourish of philosophers wise. Lydgate. Novels, together with the Institute, Code,

suitable to a step-mother; in the manner of Nourishable (nur'ish-a-bl), a. 1. Capable of and Digest, form the whole body of law

a step-mother. which passes under the name of Justinian. When the whole tribe of birds by incubation probeing nourished; as, the nourishable parts

duce their young, it is a wonderful deviation that of the body.-2. Capable of giving nourish- Novel (nov'el), n. [Fr. nouvelle, a novel;

some few families should do it in a more norercal ment; nutritious. *Wholesome and nour. nouvelles, news.) 1.7 Something new; nov


Derham. ishable unto us to eternal life.' Bp. Hall. elty.

I have shook off

Novice (nov'is), n. (Fr., from L. novitius, Nourisher (nur'ish-er), n. One who or that which nourishes. “Sleep,

My thraldom, lady, and have made discoveries new, fresh, from novus, new.) One who is chief nour of famous novels.

Ford. new to the circumstances in which he or isher in life's feast.' Shak. Nourishing (nur'ish-ing), a. Promoting

2. A piece of news; fresh intelligence. she is placed ; specifically, (a) one newly growth; nutritious; as, a nourishing diet.

Some came of curiosity to hear some novels.

converted to the Christian faith. 1 Tim. lii.6.

Latimer. () Eccles. one that has entered a religious Nourishingly (nur'ish-ing-li), adv.

3. In civil law, a new or supplemental con house, but has not taken the vow; a probanourishing manner; nutritively; cherish

stitution or decree; one of the novel consti tioner. “Isabella, a novice of this place.' ingly.

tutions of certain Roman emperors.


Shak. (c) One who is new in any business; Nourishment (nur'ish-ment), n. 1. The act under NOVEL, a.

one unacquainted or unskilled; one in the of nourishing, or the state of being nour

By the civil law, no one was to be ordained a rudiments; a beginner. ished; nutrition.-2. That which taken into

presbyter till he was thirty-five years of age; though the system serves to nourish; food; susten

Dryden. by a later novel it was sufficient, if he was above

I am young, a novice in the trade. ance; nutriment.-3. Fig. that which pro thirty.

Ayliffe. Noviceship (nov'is-ship), n. The state of a motes any kind of growth or development. 4. A fictitious prose narrative, involving novice. (Rare.) “So they may learn to seek the nourishment some plot of greater or less intricacy, and Novilunar (no-vi-lū'ner), a. (L. novus, new, of their souls.' Hooker.

professing to give a picture of real life, and luna, the moon.) Pertaining to the Nouriture,t Same as Nurture. Spenser. generally exhibiting the passions and sen new moon. [Rare.) Noursle, (nör'sl), v.t. (A dim. form from timents in a state of great activity, and es. Novitiate, Noviciate (no-vish'i-āt), n. [See nurse.) To nurse; to rear; to bring up; to pecially the passion of love. The romance NOVICE.] 1. The state or time of being a

In a




novice; time occupied in being initiated | Nowed (nö'ed), a. (See NOWE.] Knotted; the valves that open and close the commuinto something; apprenticeship.

tied in a knot; used in heraldry, and applic nication between the cylinder and the boiler

able to the tails of lions and other animals, and condenser in low-pressure or condensing He must have passed his tirocinium or novitiate in sinning before he come to this, be he never so which are very long, and borne as if tied up engines; and between the cylinder and boiler quick a proficient.


in a knot; as, a lion rampant, tail nowed. and atmosphere in high-pressure engines. Specifically-2. In religious houses, a year Nowelt (nõ'el), n. [Norm. Fr. nowell, Fr. Nuance (ny-äns), n. [Fr.,

from nue, L. nubes, or other time of probation for the trial of a noel, from L. natalis, natal-nascor, natus, to a cloud.) i. Each of the different gradations novice before he or she finally take the vows be born.] Originally, a shout of joy at Christ by which a colour passes from its lightest of the order.-3. One who is going through a mas, but afterwards the usual cry of the to its darkest shade; shade.-2. A delicate novitiate, or period of probation; a novice. people upon all occasions of joy and festivity. degree of difference perceived by any of the Addison.

It is often found also in the signification of senses, or by the intellect; as, nuances of Novitious (nõ-vi'shus), a. (L. novitius.] the feast of Christmas. Chaucer.

sound, of expression, &c. Newly invented. A novitious interpreta- Nowel (nou'el), n. In founding, the inner Nub (nub), n. A snag; a knob; a protubertion.' Bp. Pearson.

portion of the mould for castings of large ance. (Colloq.] Novity+ (nov'i-ti), n. (L. novitas, from no hollow articles, such as tanks, cisterns, steam- Nubbin (nub'in), n. A small or imperfect vus, new.) Newness; novelty.

A novity,

engine cylinders of large size, &c. It an ear of maize. (Colloq. United States.) or no long existence of the creature.' Bp. swers to the core of smaller castings.

Nubblet (nubl), v.t. (For knubble, a freq. Pearson.

Nowhere (nö'whăr). [No and where; A. Sax. of knub, which is the same word as L.G. Novodamus (nõ-vo-dā'mus), n. [From L. na-hwer.) Not in any place or state. nubben, to knock.) To beat or bruise with de novo damu8, we grant anew.) In Scots True pleasure and perfect freedom are nowhere to

the fist. Ainsworth. law, a charter of novodamus is the name be found but in the practice of virtue. Tillotson, Nubecula (nū-bek'ü-la), n. (L. dim., a little given to a charter which contains a clause Nowhither (nõ'whith-ėr), ado. (No and

cloud.) 1. In astron, one of two remarkable of novodamus. This clause is subjoined to whither.) Not any whither; in no direction;

clusters of pebulæ in the southern hemithe dispositive clause, and by it the superior,

not to any place; nowhere. "The turn which sphere, known also as the Magellanic clouds. whether the crown or a subject, grants de leads nowhither.' De Quincey.

2. In pathol. (a) a speck or cloud in the eye. novo (anew) the subjects, rights, or privi

(6) A cloudy appearance in the urine as it

Thy servant went nowhither, 2 Kings v. 25. leges therein described. Such a charter

cools, or cloudy matter suspended in the may be granted where a vassal believes his Nowise (nö'wiz). [No, and wise, manner.]

urine. right defective, but, notwithstanding its Not in any manner or degree.

Nubiferous (nū-biffér-us), a. (L. nubifername, it may also be a first grant.

A power of natural gravitation, without contact or nubes, a cloud or fog, and fero, to produce.) Novus Homo (no'vus ho'mo), n. pl. Novi

impulse, can in nowise be attributed to mere matter.


Bringing or producing clouds. Homines (no'vī hom'in-ēz). "(L.) Among Nowlt (noul), n. A noll; a head. Shak.

Nubigenous t (nü-bij'en-us), a. Produced the ancient Romans, one who had raised Nowt (nout), n. Same as Nolt. (Scotch.)

by clouds. Maunder, himself from obscurity to distinction, with. Nowy (nou’i), a. [Fr. noué, knotted.] In

Nubilate (nūbil-āt), v.t. (L. nubilo, to out the aid of family connections. her. the term applied to a projection in the

make cloudy, from nubes, a cloud.) To cloud. Now (nou), ado. [A. Sax. nu, a word com

Bailey. middle of a cross or other ordinary. mon to aŭ the Teutonic tongues (some of Nowyed (nou'id), a. In her. the term ap

Nubile (nū'bil), a. (From L. nubilis, from them having the vowel short); cog. L. nunc; plied to a projection not in the centre of a

nubo, to marry.] of an age suitable for Gr, nun, now; perhaps of same origin as

marriage; marriageable. The nubile vircross, but in either of its branches. new.) 1. At the present time. Noxious (nok'shus), a. (L. norius, from root

gin's breast.' Prior. I have a patient now living at an advanced age,

The state of being who discharged blood from his lungs thirty years ago.

of noceo, to hurt.] 1. Hurtful; harmful; Nubility (nū-bil'i-ti), n.
baneful; pernicious; unwholesome; as, nox-

marriageable. (Rare.]

Nubilose 1 (nū bil-os), a. (L. nubilosus. See Notu' is the constant syllable clicking from the ious vapours, food, animals. Noxious creaclock of time.Now' is the watchword of the wise. tures.' Dryden. Noxious worm.' Milton.

below.] Cloudy; abounding in clouds. WorNow' is on the banner of the prudent. Dr. Parr.

cester. Noxious and poisonous herbs.” Cudworth. 2. A little while ago; very lately. 2. Unfavourable; injurious; pernicious: used Nubilous (nūbil-us), a. [L. nubilus, from

nubes, a cloud.] Cloudy. in a moral sense. They that but now for honour and for plate,

Nucament(nū’ka-ment), n. [L.nucamentum, Made the sea blush with blood, resign their hate. Too frequent appearance in places of public resort Waller is noxious to spiritual promotion.


a fir cone.] In bot. a catkin; the blossom 3. Now often implies a connection between

of the hazel, pine, willow, &c. the subsequent and preceding proposition;

3. Guilty; criminal. “Those who are noxious Nucamentaceæ (nū’ka-men-tā sē-e), n. pl. often it introduces an inference or an exin the eye of the law.' Bramhall. (Rare.)

A sub-order of the Proteaceæ, in which the SYN. Hurtful, harmful, injurious, destrucplanation of what precedes.

fruit is nucamentaceous and of the hardness tive, pernicious, mischievous, corrupting, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was

of a nut. baneful, unwholesome, insalubrious. a robber. Jn, xviii. 40.

Nucamentaceous (nūka-men-tā"shus), a. The other great mischief which befalls men is by Noxiously (nok'shus-li), adv. In a noxious

In bot. pertaining to a nucament or catkin. their being misrepresented. Now by calling evil

manner; hurtfully; perniciously. good, a man is misrepresented to others in the way Noxiousness (nok'shus-nes), n. The quality Nucha (nū'ka), n. [L.L., from Ar.) The of slander. South. or state of being noxious; hurtfulness; in

hind part or nape of the neck. 4. After this; things being so. juriousness; harmfulness; perniciousness; Nuchal (nūkal), a. Pertaining to the nucha

or nape of the neck; as, the nuchal region. How shall any man distinguish now betwixt a para

as, the noxiousness of foul air. The noxioussite and a man of honour, where hypocrisy and inness of this doctrine to all civil governments.'

Nuciferous (nū-sif'er-us), a. (L. nux, nucis, terest look so like duty and affection Hammond.

a nut, and fero, to bear.] Bearing or proSir R, L'Estrange. Noy,t v.t. To annoy; to vex. All that

ducing nuts. Bailey. 5. At a particular past time; at that time. noyed his heavy spright.' Spenser.

Nuciform (nū'si-form), a. (L. nux, nucis, a But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed Noy, t n. That which annoys; annoyance.

nut, and forma, shape.) In bot. resembling with waves. Mat. xiv. 24. Nor fruitlesse breed of lambes procures my Nucifraga (nu-siffra-ga), n. [L. nux, nucis

a nut; nut-shaped. 6. Used as an emphatic expletive in cases of noy.' Lodge. command, entreaty, wishing, and the like; Noyade (nwa-yäd), n. (Fr., from noyer, to

a nut, and frango, to break.) A genus of

See as, come, now, stop that. Now, good angels,

insessorial birds; the nut-crackers. drown.] The act of putting to death by

NUT-CRACKER. preserve the king!' Shak.7. It being so drowning; specifically, a mode of executing that; since. victims during the reign of terror in France, Nucleal, Nuclear (nūʻklē-al, nūʻklē-ar), a.

Pertaining or relating to a nucleus; having Why should he live, now Nature bankrupt is? Shak. practised by Carrier at Nantes in 1789. The

the character of a nucleus; constituted by -Now and then, at one time and another,

prisoners were embarked in a vessel with a
movable bottom, which was suddenly opened Nucleate (nūklė-át), v.t. [L. nucleo, nucle-

a nucleus; as, nuclear fibres. Dr. Carpenter. indefinitely; occasionally; not often; at intervals; here and there. Talk with respect, when the vessel reached the middle of the

atum, to become kernelly. See NUCLEUS.] and swear but now and then.' Shak. -'A Loire, thus precipitating the condemned into the water.

To gather, as about a nucleus or centre. mead here, there a heath, and now and then

Nucleate, Nucleated (nū’klē-at, nū’klē-ata wood.' Drayton.- Now.. now, at one time Noyancet (noi'ans), n. Annoyance.

ed), a. (L. nucleus, a kernel.) Having a -- at another time; alternately. Now up, The single and peculiar life is bound

nucleus or central particle: a term applied now down, as bucket in a well." Chaucer. To keep itself from noyance.


to the elementary cells of animal tissues. "That now he vows a league, and now inva- Noyau (nwä-yo), n. [Fr. noyau, a stone of Nucleiform (nū-klē'i-form), a. Formed like sion.' Shak. Similarly now...then. * Now a fruit, from L. nucalis, like a nut, from nux, a nucleus or kernel. weep for him, then spit at him.' Shak.-Now nucis, a nut.) A cordial of various compo Nucleobranch (nū’kle-o-brangk), n. A moland now, t once and again. Chaucer.

sitions, but generally prepared from white luse of the order Nucleobranchiata. Now (nou), n. The present time or moment. brandy, bitter almonds, sugar-candy, grated Nucleobranchiata (nū’kle-o-brang

ki-ā"ta), Nothing is there to come, and nothing past, nutmeg and mace, and sometimes further

n. pl. (L. nucleus, a kernel, and Gr.branchia, But an eternal now does ever last. Cowley. flavoured with orange peel, the kernels of gills.) An order of mollusca, the heteropoda Now (nou), a. Present. “Our now happiapricots, peaches, nectarines, &c.

(which see). ness.' Glanville. Noyer,t n. An annoyer.

Nucleoid (nū'klē-oid), a. (L. nucleus, a kerNowadays (nou'a-dāz), adv. At the present Noyful, t a. Annoying; noisome; hurtful. nel, and Gr. eidos, resemblance.] Gathered time; in these days; in the present age; now. Execrable and nouful to them that shall

into, or having the appearance of a nucleus. receive them.' Bale. Reason and love keep little company together Noyls (noilz), n. pl. Same as Noils.

Nucleolated (nū-klē’o-lāt-ed), a. Possessing nowadays.

a nucleolus or inner second nucleus. Noway, Noways (nö'wā, no'wāz), adv. In

Noyous, t a. Causing annoyance; annoying. Nucleole (nū'kle-ol), n. Same as Nucleolus. no way, manner, or degree.

They found much hair on their faces to be noyous Nucleolite (nū-klé'ö-lit), n. [L. nucleus, unto them.

Spenser. But Ireland will nowvays allow that name unto it.

and Gr. lithos, a stone.] One of a genus of Noysaunce,t n. Fuller.

What annoys; a nuisance; fossil Echinide, belonging to the family Nowet (no), n. [O.Fr. nou, a knot, from L. an offence. Chaucer.

Galeritidæ, and found in the crag, &c. nodus, a knot.) A knot; the marriage tie : Nozzle (noz']), n. [For nosle, a dim. of nose.] Nucleolus (nü-klē'ő-lus), n. pl. Nucleoli probably in this sense only in the plural.

The projecting spout or ventage of some (nü-klē'o-li). [Dim. of nucleus (which see). ] Thousands of crowned souls throng to be

thing; a terminal pipe or part of a pipe; as, In physiol. (a) the minute solid particle in Themselves thy crown, sons of thy nowes.

the nozzle of a bellows.- Nozzles of a steam the interior of the nucleus of some cells. Crashan. engine, are those parts in which are placed (6) The minute spherical particle attached




to the exterior of the nucleus or ovary of opoda, having no shell in their adult state, and other articles of furniture. E. H. certain Infusoria, performing the functions their branchiæ or gills, when present, being Knight. See NULLED-WORK. of a testicle. H. A. Nicholson.

exposed on some part of their back, from Nullah (nullä), n. In Hindustan, a bed of Nucleus (nü'klē-us), n. pl. Nuclei (nūklė-1). which circumstance they have obtained their a rivulet, or the rivulet itself. [L., from nux, nucis, a nut.) 1. A kernel; name. The Eolis, Doris, &c., are examples. Nulled-work (nuld' werk), n. Decorative hence, a central mass about which matter is Nudibranchiate' (nú-di - brang'ki-āt), a. work resembling a series of beads strung on collected, or to which accretion is made: used Of or pertaining to the order Nudibran a rod. See NULL. both literally and figuratively. “A nucleus chiata.

Nullibiety t_(nul-i-bi'e-ti), n. [L. nullibi, of truth.' Is. Taylor.-2. In bot. (a) the cen Nudibranchiate (nu-di-brangki-āt), n. A nowhere.] The state or condition of being tral succulent part of an ovule in which the mollusc belonging to the order Nudibran nowhere. Bailey. embryo plant is generated. (6) That part of chiata.

Nullification (nul'i-fi - kā"shon), n. [See a seed contained within the testa. (c) In Nudicaul (nū'di-kal), a. (L. nudus, naked, NULLIFY.) The act of pullifying; a renLichens the disk of the shield which contains and caulis, a stem.) In bot. having the dering void and of no effect or of no legal the sporules and their cases. (d) Formerly, stems leafless.

effect; specifically, in the United States, the the secondary bulb of a bulbous plant, now Nudification (nū'di-i-kā"shou), n. A mak act of a state by which it nullified or made termed a clove.-3. In physiol. (a) the solid ing naked. West. Rev.

void, by its sovereign authority or decree, an or vesicular body found in many cells; the Nudity (nū'di-ti),

n. [L. nuditas, from enactment of the general government which germ of a cell; a cytoblast. (6) The solid rod, nudus, naked.] 1. The state of being nude it deemed unconstitutional. or band-shaped body, found in the interior or naked; nakedness. -2. In a concrete Nullifidian (nul-i-fid'i-an), a. [L. nullus, of many of the Protozoa, and having, in cer sense, that which is naked. Obscene none, and fides, faith. ] “of no faith or tain of them, the functions of an ovary:nudities.' Dryden.

religion. 4. In zool. (a) the madriform tubercle of the Nudum pactum (nü'dum pak'tum). (L., Nullifidian (nul-i-fid'i-an), n. One who has Echinodermata. (6) The embryonic shell nude compact.] In law, an agreement to no faith; an unbeliever. B. Jonson. which is retained to form the apex of the do something without any consideration on Nullifier (nul’i-fi-ér), n. 1. One who nulliadult shell in many of the mollusca.-5. A the other side. See NUDE, a.

fies or makes void ; one who maintains the body having a stronger or weaker attraction Nugacity (nü-gas'i-ti), n. [L. nugax, right to nullify a contract by one of the parfor the gas, vapour, or salt of a solution than nugacis, trilling, from nugæ, trifles.] Fu ties.--2. In the United States, one who adfor the liquid part of it, and, therefore, modi tility; trifling talk or behaviour. Dr. H. heres to the doctrine of nullification (which fying by its presence the freezing and boil More.

see). ing points. Rossiter.-6. In astron. the body Nugæ (nū'jē), n. pl. [L] Trifles; silly Nullify (nul'i-fī), v.t. pret. & pp. nullified; of a comet, called also its head. verses; things of little value.

ppr. nullifying (L. nullus, none, and facio, Nucula (nú kū-la), n. [Dim. from L, nux, Nugation (nü-ga'shon), 12. (L. nugor, to to make.) To annul; to make void; to rennucis, a nut.] 1. In bot. a hard pericarp of trifle, from nugæ, trifles.) The act or prac der invalid; to deprive of legal force or effa horny or bony texture, indehiscent, and tice of trifling. Bacon. (Rare.]

cacy. containing a single seed, to which it is not | Nugatory (nú'ga-to-ri), a. [L nugatorius, You will say, that this nullifies all exhortations to closely attached, as in Lamium and Borago.

South. from nugor, nugatus, to trifle, from


nugæ, 2. A genus of marine bivalve shells, belong trifles.] 1. Tritling; futile; worthless; with Nullipore (nul'i-põr), [L. nullus, none, ing to the family Arcacea or ark-shells, out significance.

and porus, pore.] A name given to certain according to Lamarck, who describes six Definitions of words already as clear as they can

beautiful little plants of the genus Meloliving species and four fossil. Of the first be made are nugatory and impracticable. Hallam. besia, common on coral islands. On the three inhabit the European seas and the rest the Eastern ocean. 2. Of no force; inoperative; ineffectual.

margin of atolls three species flourish, one

in thin spreading sheets like a lichen, anNuculantum (nū-kü-la'ni-um), n. In bot.

Assertion unsupported by fact is nugatory. Funius,
If all are pardoned

other in strong knobs radiating from a com

as a mere act of clemency, a superior indehiscent fleshy fruit, containthe very substance of government is made nugatory,

mon centre, the third a reticulated mass of ing two or more cells and several seeds, as

Is. Taylor.

branches of the thickness of a crow's quill. the grape.

Nugget (nug'et), n. (O. E, nigot, niggot, an From secreting lime on their surface, and Nucule (nūkül), n. See NUCULA.

ingot, for nigget, a dim. of Prov. E. nigg, hence resembling coral, they were formerly Nudation (nů-dá'shon), n. (L. nudatio, a small piece. Trench, however, supposes supposed to be a kind of zoophytes.

trom nudo, to make bare. ] The act of nugget, niggot, to be only ingot disguised.] Nullity (nul'i-ti), n. [Fr. nullité, from L. stripping or making bare or naked. Johnson. A lump; à mass; especially, one of the nullus, none.] The state or quality of being Nuddie (nud'l), v.i. To walk quickly with larger lumps of native gold found in the null or void; want of force or efficacy; inthe head bent forward: with along. Ains diggings.

significance; nothingness. worth. (Rare.) Nugify (nū’ji-fi), v.t. (L. nuge, trifles, and

It can be no part of my business to overthrow this Nude (nūd), a. (L. nudus, naked.) 1. Bare; facio, to make.) To render trifling, silly, or distinction, and to show the nullity of it. South. naked; not covered with drapery; as, to

futile. . The stultifying, nugifying effect 2. That which is null, void, invalid, or of no bathe perfectly nude; a nude statue.-2. In of a blind and uncritical study of the force or efficacy. law, made without any consideration : said Fathers.' Coleridge. (Rare.)

Was it not absurd to say that the convention was of a contract or agreement. No action will Nuisance (pū'sans), n. (O.Fr. nuisance,

supreme in the state, and yet a nullity! lie upon such an agreement.-Nude matter, noisance, from nuisir, noisir (Mod. Fr.

Macaulay. a bare allegation of something done.

nuire), L. noceo, to annoy.] 1. That which Numb (num), a. (Lit. taken, being from A. Nude (nūd), n. In the fine arts, what is nude annoys or gives trouble and vexation; that Sax. numen, the participle of niman, O.E. or uncovered with drapery; a nude or naked

which is offensive or irritating; a plague; nim, Goth. niman, to take, to seize, whence figure: generally used with the definite ar a bore: applied to persons and things.

beniman or benyman, to take away, to take ticle prefixed to it, the nude, that is, the This is the liar's lot, he is accounted a pest and a

away the use of one's limbs, to benumb. See undraped human figure.


BENUMB and NIM. Numb and benumb have So long as civilization was mainly confined to the

He would think it a misance to vote for the

no right to the final b with which they are Latin and Greek races, art had no moral obstacle in

conservative party.

Sat. Rev. now commonly written.] 1. Torpid; destiits way to using the nude as its supreme manifesta2. In law, that which incommodes or annoys;

tute of the power of sensation and motion; tion of its loftiest ideas, abstract or otherwise.

Art Journal.
something that produces inconvenience or

as, the fingers or limbs are numb with cold. Nudely (nūd'li), adv. In a nude or naked damage. Nuisances are public or private;

Leaning long upon any part maketh it numb and asleep.

Bacon. manner; nakedly.

public, when they annoy citizens in general, Nudeness (nūd'nes), n. The state or quality as obstructions of the highway; private,

2. Producing numbness; benumbing. The of being nude or naked. when they affect individuals only, as when

numb cold night.' Shak. - SYN. Torpid, Nudge (nuj), n. [Allied to Prov. G. knüt one man erects a house so near his neigh

paralyzed, benumbed, deadened, insensible. schen, to squeeze or pinch.) A jog with bour's as to throw the water off the roof Numb (num), v.t. To make torpid; to dethe elbow, or a poke in the ribs.

upon his neighbour's land or house, or to prive of the power of sensation or motion ; Nudge (nuj), v... pret. & pp. nudged; ppr. intercept the light that his neighbour before

to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy. For nudging To touch gently, as with the enjoyed. In the law of Scotland there is no

lazy winter numbs the labouring hand.' elbow; to give a hint or signal by a private recognized distinction between public and

Dryden. 'Like dull narcotics numbing pain.' touch with the hand, elbow, or foot. 'The

Tennyson. private nuisances.

Numbness. younger one nudged his father.' Dickens. Nuisancer (nū'sans-ér), n. One who causes

Numbedness (num'ed-nes), n. Nudibrachiate (nū-di-brak'i-āt), a. [L. an injury or nuisance. Blackstone.

If the nerve be quite divided, the pain is little,

Wiseman. nudus, naked, and brachium, "an arm. ] Nul (nul). In law, no; not any; as, nul

only a kind of stupor or numbedness. Having naked arms; specifically, in zool. disseisin.

Number (number), n. [O.Fr. numbre, Fr. applied to those polypi whose tentacles are Null (nul), v.t. (From null, a., or abbrev. nombre, from L. numerus, number, same root not lodged in a special cavity.

from annul.] To annul; to deprive of va as Gr. nemo, to distribute. The b is inserted Nudibranch (nū’di-brangk), R. A member lidity; to destroy. “Their force is nulled.' for ease of pronunciation; comp. humble, of the Nudibranchiata. Milton. (Rare.)

nimble.] 1. That which may be counted or Nudibranchiata (nū-di-brang'ki-ā”ta), n. Null (nul), a. (L. nullus, not any, none

reckoned; an aggregate or assemblage of ne, not, and ullus, any.) 1. Void; of no units; a single unit considered as part of a legal or binding force or validity; of no series, or two or more of such units. efficacy; invalid.

They say there is divinity in odd numbers. Shak Any such presumption which can be grounded on

Now on the fourth day was the silver, the gold and their having voluntarily entered into the contract is

the vessels weighed ... by number and by weight.

Ezra vii. 33 commonly next to null.

7. S. Mill.

2. Several individuals collectively; not a 2. Having no character or expression: said of

few; many; as, I have still a number of features. "Faultily faultless, icily regular,

things to do. splendidly null.' Tennyson.

Ladies are always of great use to the party they Null † (nul), n. 1. Something that has no espouse, and never fail to win over numbers. force or meaning.-2. That which has no

Addison. Nudibranchiata-- Eolis olivacea. value; a cipher. Bacon.

3. Multitude; numerousness. Null (nul), n. (Comp. noll, the head.] One Number itself importeth not much in armies, where [L. nudus, naked, and Gr. branchia, gills. ] of a series of decorative beads much used

the men are of weak courage. An order of molluscs of the class Gaster for spindles and rolls for bedsteads, chairs, 4. One of a numbered series of things, as a



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