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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nosing  \Nos"ing\,  n.  (Arch.) 
  That  part  of  the  treadboard  of  a  stair  which  projects  over 
  the  riser;  hence  any  like  projection,  as  the  projecting  edge 
  of  a  molding. 
 
  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. 




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