nill


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nill \Nill\, n. [Cf. Ir. & Gael. neul star, light. Cf.
   Nebula.]
   1. Shining sparks thrown off from melted brass.
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   2. Scales of hot iron from the forge. --Knight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nill \Nill\ (n[i^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nilled (n[i^]ld); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Nilling.] [AS. nilan, nyllan; ne not + willan
   to will. See No, and Will.]
   Not to will; to refuse; to reject. [Obs.]
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         Certes, said he, I nill thine offered grace. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nill \Nill\, v. i.
   To be unwilling; to refuse to act.
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         The actions of the will are "velle" and "nolle," to
         will and nill.                           --Burton.
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   Will he, nill he, whether he wills it or not; usually
      contracted to willy-nilly.
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