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Page 11 of 16 for the letter N

nimm, njim, nyim-nyim,
nimm [nɪm I. njɪm]
int. An expression of pleasure at something good to eat, generally used by or to children.
n. I.Ork. A dainty. A delicacy.
pl. nimms
nimmle ['nɪml]
adj. Nimble.
nimp, nimpt, nyum, nyim, nyimpt, nyimp, nyimf, nim, yim, nimplins, nimlins,
nimp [n(j)ɪm(p)]
n. A nip, a very small piece or quantity of something.
dim. nimpie

nimple ['n(j)ɪm(p)l]
n. A little bit, a morsel, fragment.

nimplins ['n(j)ɪm(p)lɪnz]
n. pl. Broken pieces of china that children play with.
nine, nyne, nineteen, nyneteen, ninetaen, nineteent, nyneteent, nineteint, nyneteint, nint, nynt, 9t., 9t,
nine [nəin, nin]
n. Nine.
adj. Nine.

nint, 9t [nəint, nint] Ninth.
nineteen [-tin] Nineteen.
nineteent, 19t Nineteenth.

Compounds and phrases etc.

nine ee'd eel: a lamprey
Ninewalls, Nineals,
Ninewalls [nəinwalz, S. nəinlz]
pn. Ninewells. (Dundee, Borders)
nip, nipp, nyip, nip-lug, nippit, nipscart, nippin, nippick, nippock, nippet, nep, nippie, nippy, nippie-sweetie, nippy-sweety,
nip [nɪp]
n. A nip, pinch, a sharp squeeze, bite. Pungency. A fragment, a small pinch.
dim. nippock
v. To nip, to squeeze, constrict, pinch. To ache. To cheat. To snatch.
pt. pp. nippit adj. Curt, bad tempered, hungry, niggardly, tight-fitting.

adj. Curt, bad tempered, hungry, niggardly.

v. Nipping, squeezing etc.
adj. Constricted, tight.
n. A bargain.

Compounds and phrases etc.

nippie-sweetie: a sharp-tasting sweet, a bad-tempered or disapproving person
nip-lug: backbiting, squabling
nipsiccar I.Sh.: ill-natured, brusque, very positive and decided in one's manner and opinions
nipscart: a miser
nirp, nyirp, nurp, nyurp, nyerp, nyirb, nyirps,
nirp [n(j)ɪrp]
n. A miser.
v. To pinch, cut short, to withhold in a miserly fashion
nirt, nert, nart, nirtie, nirty,
nirt [I. nɪrt]
n. A fragment, morsel, particle. Stinginess, niggardliness.
adj. Niggardly, giving scant measure.

adj. Small.
nit [nɪt]
n. A nut.

Compounds and phrases etc.

aik-nit [ek-, S. jɛk- & jɪk-]: an acorn
deif nit: an empty nut
nitmug: nutmeg
puggie nit: a monkey nut
nither, nidder, knidder, nitherin, nidderin, nitheran, nutheran,
nither ['nɪðər, 'nɪdər, 'nɪtər]
v. To oppress, lay low, suppress, keep under, vex, harass. To pinch or stunt with cold or hunger, to check in growth, to shrivel, to straiten. of grain crops: to dwindle, wither, waste away. To shrink or huddle, as with cold, to be shivery, tremble.

v. Shrivelling, blasting, freezing, pining, fretting.

Compounds and phrases etc.

pernithert I.Sh. pər'nɪtərt] : very sulky and malicious, ill-tempered and peevish

See nether also.

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