to wipe the nose of

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wipe \Wipe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wiped; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Wiping.] [OE. vipen, AS. w[imac]pian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp
   of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa
   a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]
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   1. To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry
      by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel.
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            Let me wipe thy face.                 --Shak.
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            I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping
            it, and turning it upside down.       --2 Kings xxi.
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   2. To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; --
      usually followed by away, off or out. Also used
      figuratively. "To wipe out our ingratitude." --Shak.
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            Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them
            soon.                                 --Milton.
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   3. To cheat; to defraud; to trick; -- usually followed by
      out. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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            If they by coveyne [covin] or gile be wiped beside
            their goods.                          --Robynson
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   To wipe a joint (Plumbing), to make a joint, as between
      pieces of lead pipe, by surrounding the junction with a
      mass of solder, applied in a plastic condition by means of
      a rag with which the solder is shaped by rubbing.

   To wipe the nose of, to cheat. [Old Slang]
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