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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nose  \Nose\,  n.  [AS.  nosu;  akin  to  D.  neus,  G.  nase,  OHG.  nasa, 
  Icel.  n["o]s,  Sw  n["a]sa,  Dan.  n["a]se,  Lith.  nosis,  Russ. 
  nos',  L.  nasus,  nares,  Skr.  n[=a]s[=a],  n[=a]s.  ?  Cf 
  {Nasal},  {Nasturtium},  {Naze},  {Nostril},  {Nozzle}.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  prominent  part  of  the  face  or  anterior 
  extremity  of  the  head  containing  the  nostrils  and 
  olfactory  cavities;  the  olfactory  organ.  See  {Nostril}, 
  and  {Olfactory  organ}  under  {Olfactory}. 
 
  2.  The  power  of  smelling;  hence  scent. 
 
  We  are  not  offended  with  a  dog  for  a  better  nose 
  than  his  master.  --Collier. 
 
  3.  A  projecting  end  or  beak  at  the  front  of  an  object;  a 
  snout;  a  nozzle;  a  spout;  as  the  nose  of  a  bellows;  the 
  nose  of  a  teakettle. 
 
  {Nose  bit}  (Carp.),  a  bit  similar  to  a  gouge  bit,  but  having 
  a  cutting  edge  on  one  side  of  its  boring  end 
 
  {Nose  hammer}  (Mach.),  a  frontal  hammer. 
 
  {Nose  hole}  (Glass  Making),  a  small  opening  in  a  furnace, 
  before  which  a  globe  of  crown  glass  is  held  and  kept  soft 
  at  the  beginning  of  the  flattening  process. 
 
  {Nose  key}  (Carp.),  a  fox  wedge. 
 
  {Nose  leaf}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  thin,  broad,  membranous  fold  of 
  skin  on  the  nose  of  many  species  of  bats.  It  varies 
  greatly  in  size  and  form 
 
  {Nose  of  wax},  fig.,  a  person  who  is  pliant  and  easily 
  influenced.  ``A  nose  of  wax  to  be  turned  every  way.'' 
  --Massinger 
 
  {Nose  piece},  the  nozzle  of  a  pipe,  hose,  bellows,  etc.;  the 
  end  piece  of  a  microscope  body,  to  which  an  objective  is 
  attached. 
 
  {To  hold},  {put},  or  {bring  one's  nose  to  the  grindstone}. 
  See  under  {Grindstone}. 
 
  {To  lead  by  the  nose},  to  lead  at  pleasure,  or  to  cause  to 
  follow  submissively;  to  lead  blindly,  as  a  person  leads  a 
  beast.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  put  one's  nose  out  of  joint},  to  humiliate  one's  pride, 
  esp.  by  supplanting  one  in  the  affections  of  another. 
  [Slang] 
 
  {To  thrust  one's  nose  into},  to  meddle  officiously  in 
 
  {To  wipe  one's  nose  of},  to  deprive  of  to  rob.  [Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nose  \Nose\  (n[=o]z),  v.  i. 
  1.  To  smell;  to  sniff;  to  scent.  --Audubon. 
 
  2.  To  pry  officiously  into  what  does  not  concern  one 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nose  \Nose\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Nosed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Nosing}.] 
  1.  To  smell;  to  scent;  hence  to  track,  or  trace  out 
 
  2.  To  touch  with  the  nose;  to  push  the  nose  into  or  against; 
  hence  to  interfere  with  to  treat  insolently. 
 
  Lambs  .  .  .  nosing  the  mother's  udder.  --Tennyson. 
 
  A  sort  of  national  convention,  dubious  in  its  nature 
  .  .  .  nosed  Parliament  in  the  very  seat  of  its 
  authority.  --Burke. 
 
  3.  To  utter  in  a  nasal  manner;  to  pronounce  with  a  nasal 
  twang;  as  to  nose  a  prayer.  [R.]  --Cowley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nose  \Nose\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  confront;  be  closely  face  to  face  or  opposite  to  meet 
 
  2.  To  furnish  with  a  nose;  as  to  nose  a  stair  tread. 
 
  3.  To  examine  with  the  nose  or  sense  of  smell. 
 
  4.  To  make  by  advancing  the  nose  or  front  end  as  the  train 
  nosed  its  way  into  the  statio;  (Racing  Slang)  to  beat  by 
  (the  length  of)  a  nose. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nose  \Nose\,  v.  i. 
  To  push  or  move  with  the  nose  or  front  forward. 
 
  A  train  of  cable  cars  came  nosing  along  --Hamlin 
  Garland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  nose 
  n  1:  the  organ  of  smell  and  entrance  to  the  respiratory  tract; 
  the  prominent  part  of  the  face  of  man  or  other  mammals; 
  "he  has  a  cold  in  the  nose"  [syn:  {olfactory  organ}] 
  2:  a  front  that  resembles  a  human  nose  (especially  the  front  of 
  an  aircraft);  "the  nose  of  the  rocket  heated  up  on 
  reentry" 
  3:  the  front  or  forward  projection  of  a  tool  or  weapon;  "he 
  ducked  under  the  nose  of  the  gun" 
  4:  a  small  distance;  "my  horse  lost  the  race  by  a  nose" 
  5:  the  sense  of  smell  (especially  in  animals);  "the  hound  has  a 
  good  nose" 
  6:  a  natural  skill;  "he  has  a  nose  for  good  deals" 
  7:  a  projecting  spout  from  which  a  fluid  is  discharged  [syn:  {nozzle}] 
  v  1:  search  or  inquire  in  a  meddlesome  way  "This  guy  is  always 
  nosing  around  the  office"  [syn:  {pry},  {poke}] 
  2:  advance  the  forward  part  of  with  caution:  "She  nosed  the  car 
  into  the  left  lane" 
  3:  catch  the  scent  of  get  wind  of  "The  dog  nosed  out  the 
  drugs"  [syn:  {scent},  {wind}] 
  4:  push  or  move  with  the  nose 
  5:  rub  noses  [syn:  {nuzzle}] 
  6:  defeat  by  a  narrow  margin 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  NOSE,  n.  The  extreme  outpost  of  the  face.  From  the  circumstance  that 
  great  conquerors  have  great  noses,  Getius,  whose  writings  antedate  the 
  age  of  humor,  calls  the  nose  the  organ  of  quell.  It  has  been  observed 
  that  one's  nose  is  never  so  happy  as  when  thrust  into  the  affairs  of 
  others  from  which  some  physiologists  have  drawn  the  inference  that 
  the  nose  is  devoid  of  the  sense  of  smell. 
 
  There's  a  man  with  a  Nose, 
  And  wherever  he  goes 
  The  people  run  from  him  and  shout: 
  "No  cotton  have  we 
  For  our  ears  if  so  be 
  He  blow  that  interminous  snout!" 
 
  So  the  lawyers  applied 
  For  injunction.  "Denied," 
  Said  the  Judge:  "the  defendant  prefixion, 
  Whate'er  it  portend, 
  Appears  to  transcend 
  The  bounds  of  this  court's  jurisdiction." 
  Arpad  Singiny 
 
 




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