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    Nick - (n.) An evil spirit of the waters.
    Nick - (n.) A notch cut into something
    Nick - (n.) A score for keeping an account; a reckoning.
    Nick - (n.) A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution.
    Nick - (n.) A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; nicks in china.
    Nick - (n.) A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.
    Nick - (v. t.) To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.
    Nick - (v. t.) To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in.
    Nick - (v. t.) To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.
    Nick - (v. t.) To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.
    Nick - (v. t.) To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail of a horse, in order to make him carry ir higher).
    Nick - (v. t.) To nickname; to style.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Copper-nickel - (n.) Niccolite.
    Dornick - (n.) Alt. of Dornock
    Finicking - (a.) Alt. of Finicky
    Finicky - (a.) Finical; unduly particular.
    Killikinick - (n.) See Kinnikinic.
    Knicker - (n.) A small ball of clay, baked hard and oiled, used as a marble by boys in playing.
    Knickerbockers - (n. pl.) The name for a style of short breeches; smallclothes.
    Knickknack - (n.) A trifle or toy; a bawble; a gewgaw.
    Knickknackatory - (n.) A collection of knickknacks.
    Knickknackery - (n.) Knickknacks.
    Kupfernickel - (n.) Copper-nickel; niccolite. See Niccolite.
    Nicked - (imp. & p. p.) of Nick
    Nicking - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nick
    Nickar nut - () Alt. of Nickar tree
    Nickar tree - () Same as Nicker nut, Nicker tree.
    Nickel - (n.) A bright silver-white metallic element. It is of the iron group, and is hard, malleable, and ductile. It occurs combined with sulphur in millerite, with arsenic in the mineral niccolite, and with arsenic and sulphur in nickel glance. Symbol Ni. Atomic weight 58.6.
    Nickel - (n.) A small coin made of or containing nickel; esp., a five-cent piece.
    Nickelic - (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, nickel; specifically, designating compounds in which, as contrasted with the nickelous compounds, the metal has a higher valence; as nickelic oxide.
    Nickeliferous - (a.) Containing nickel; as, nickelferous iron.
    Nickeline - (n.) An alloy of nickel, a variety of German silver.
    Nickeline - (n.) Niccolite.
    Nickelous - (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, those compounds of nickel in which, as contrasted with the nickelic compounds, the metal has a lower valence; as, nickelous oxide.
    Nicker - (v. t.) One of the night brawlers of London formerly noted for breaking windows with half-pence.
    Nicker - (v. t.) The cutting lip which projects downward at the edge of a boring bit and cuts a circular groove in the wood to limit the size of the hole that is bored.
    Nicker nut - () A rounded seed, rather smaller than a nutmeg, having a hard smooth shell, and a yellowish or bluish color. The seeds grow in the prickly pods of tropical, woody climbers of the genus Caesalpinia. C. Bonduc has yellowish seeds; C. Bonducella, bluish gray.
    Nicker tree - () The plant producing nicker nuts.
    Nicking - (v. t.) The cutting made by the hewer at the side of the face.
    Nicking - (v. t.) Small coal produced in making the nicking.
    Nickle - (n.) The European woodpecker, or yaffle; -- called also nicker pecker.
    Nicknack - (n.) See Knickknack.
    Nicknackery - (n.) See Knickknackery.
    Nickname - (n.) A name given in contempt, derision, or sportive familiarity; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.
    Nicknamed - (imp. & p. p.) of Nickname
    Nicknaming - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nickname
    Nickname - (v. t.) To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.
    Picknick - (n.) See Picnic.
    Picnicked - (imp. & p. p.) of Picnic
    Picnicking - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Picnic
    Picnicker - (n.) One who takes part in a picnic.
    Pumpernickel - (n.) A sort of bread, made of unbolted rye, which forms the chief food of the Westphalian peasants. It is acid but nourishing.
    Snick - (n.) A small cut or mark.
    Snick - (n.) A slight hit or tip of the ball, often unintentional.
    Snick - (n.) A knot or irregularity in yarn.
    Snick - (n.) A snip or cut, as in the hair of a beast.
    Snicked - (imp. & p. p.) of Snick
    Snicking - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Snick
    Snick - (v. t.) To cut slightly; to strike, or strike off, as by cutting.
    Snick - (v. t.) To hit (a ball) lightly.
    Snick - (n. & v. t.) See Sneck.
    Snickered - (imp. & p. p.) of Snicker
    Snickering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Snicker
    Snicker - (v. i.) To laugh slyly; to laugh in one's sleeve.
    Snicker - (v. i.) To laugh with audible catches of voice, as when persons attempt to suppress loud laughter.
    Snicker - (n.) A half suppressed, broken laugh.
    Zenick - (n.) A South African burrowing mammal (Suricata tetradactyla), allied to the civets. It is grayish brown, with yellowish transverse stripes on the back. Called also suricat.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Nick - n. 1 small cut or notch. 2 slang a prison. B police station. 3 colloq. Condition (in good nick). v. 1 make a nick or nicks in. 2 slang a steal. B arrest, catch. in the nick of time only just in time. [origin uncertain]
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    Camiknickers - n.pl. Women's knickers and vest combined. [from *camisole, *knickers]
    Cupro-nickel - n. Alloy of copper and nickel.
    Finicky - adj. (also finical, finicking) 1 over-particular, fastidious. 2 detailed; fiddly. finickiness n. [perhaps from *fine1]
    Knickerbocker - n. (in pl.) Loose-fitting breeches gathered at the knee or calf. [the pseudonym of w. Irving, author of history of new york]
    Knickerbocker glory - n. Ice-cream served with fruit etc. In a tall glass.
    Knickers - n.pl. Woman's or girl's undergarment for the lower torso. [abbreviation of *knickerbocker]
    Knick-knack - n. (also nick-nack) trinket or small dainty ornament etc. [from *knack in the obsolete sense trinket]
    Nickel - n. 1 silver-white metallic element, used esp. In magnetic alloys. 2 colloq. Us five-cent coin. [german]
    Nickel silver - n. = *german silver.
    Nickel steel - n. Type of stainless steel with chromium and nickel.
    Nicker - n. (pl. Same) slang pound sterling. [origin unknown]
    Nick-nack - var. Of *knick-knack.
    Nickname - n. Familiar or humorous name given to a person or thing instead of or as well as the real name. v. (-ming) 1 give a nickname to. 2 call by a nickname. [earlier eke-name, with n from an: eke = addition, from old english: related to *eke]
    Old nick - n. Colloq. The devil.
    Pernickety - adj. Colloq. Fastidious; over-precise. [origin unknown]
    Pumpernickel - n. German wholemeal rye bread. [german]
    Snick - v. 1 make a small notch or incision in. 2 cricket deflect (the ball) slightly with the bat. n. 1 small notch or cut. 2 cricket slight deflection of the ball. [snickersnee long knife, ultimately from dutch]
    Snicker - n. & v. = *snigger. [imitative]

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