nose


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nose \Nose\ (n[=o]z), n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase,
   OHG. nasa, Icel. n["o]s, Sw. n[aum]sa, Dan. n[aum]se, Lith.
   nosis, Russ. nos', L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[=a]s[=a], n[=a]s.
   [root]261. Cf. Nasal, Nasturtium, Naze, Nostril,
   Nozzle.]
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   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.
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   2. The power of smelling; hence, scent.
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            We are not offended with a dog for a better nose
            than his master.                      --Collier.
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   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.
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   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 (Zool.), 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 one's nose to the grindstone, {To put one's nose to
   the grindstone}, or To 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.
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   To thrust one's nose into, to meddle officiously in.

   To wipe one's nose of, to deprive of; to rob. [Slang]

   on the nose,
      (a) exactly, accurately.
      (b) (racing) to win, as opposed to to place or {to
          show}.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nose \Nose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nosed (n[=o]zd); p. pr. & vb.
   n. Nosing.]
   1. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out.
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   2. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against;
      hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently.
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            Lambs . . . nosing the mother's udder. --Tennyson.
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            A sort of national convention, dubious in its nature
            . . . nosed Parliament in the very seat of its
            authority.                            --Burke.
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   3. To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal
      twang; as, to nose a prayer. [R.] --Cowley.
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   4. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet.
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   5. To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread.
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   6. To examine with the nose or sense of smell.
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   7. To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train
      nosed its way into the station;
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   8. (Racing Slang) to beat by (the length of) a nose. Hence,
      to defeat in a contest by a small margin; also used in the
      form nose out.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nose \Nose\, v. i.
   To push or move with the nose or front forward.
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         A train of cable cars came nosing along. --Hamlin
                                                  Garland.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nose \Nose\ (n[=o]z), v. i.
   1. To smell; to sniff; to scent. --Audubon.
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   2. To pry officiously into what does not concern one; to
      nose around.
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