nipple

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nipple a flexible cap on a baby's feeding bottle or pacifier
    • n nipple the small projection of a mammary gland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It's been estimated that one out of every two hundred women is born with an extra nipple.
    • Nipple (Mech) A pipe fitting, consisting of a short piece of pipe, usually provided with a screw thread at each end, for connecting two other fittings.
    • Nipple Any small projection or article in which there is an orifice for discharging a fluid, or for other purposes; as, the nipple of a nursing bottle; the nipple of a percussion lock, or that part on which the cap is put and through which the fire passes to the charge.
    • Nipple The orifice at which any animal liquid, as the oil from an oil bag, is discharged.
    • Nipple (Anat) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a pap.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of "Lorne Greene's Animal Kingdom."
    • n nipple A protuberance of the breast where, in the female, the galactophorous ducts discharge; a pap; a teat.
    • n nipple The papilla by which any animal secretion is discharged.
    • n nipple Anything that projects like a nipple, as the projecting piece in a gun or a cartridge upon which the percussion-cap is placed to be struck by the hammer, the mouthpiece of a nursing-bottle, a nipple-shield, etc.
    • n nipple A reducing-coupling for hose or for joining a hose to a pipe. It is often threaded or grooved on the outside to facilitate the making of a tight joint by means of a wire binding, compressing the hose into the indentations.
    • n nipple A hollow piece projecting from and forming a passage connecting with the interior of a metal pipe, used for the attachment of a faucet or cock.
    • nipple To furnish with a nipple or nipples; cover with nipple-like protuberances.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A female swine, or a sow, will always have a even number of teats or nipples, usually twelve.
    • n Nipple nip′l the pap by which milk is drawn from the breasts of females: a teat: a small projection with an orifice, as the nipple of a gun
    • v.t Nipple to furnish with a nipple
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Quotations

  • Richard Dreyfuss
    Richard Dreyfuss
    “My worst fear is that I'll end up living in some run-down duplex on Wilshire wearing pants hiked up to my nipples and muttering under my breath.”
  • Bernardo Bertolucci
    Bernardo Bertolucci
    “If New York is the Big Apple, tonight Hollywood is the Big Nipple.”
  • Dilys Laing
    Dilys Laing
    “Women receive he insults of men with tolerance, having been bitten in the nipple by their toothless gums.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Formerly neble, a dim. of neb,. See Neb Nib

Usage

In literature:

Even the nipples showed.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
You were too busy showing Jim how to unscrew the nipples of his gun, and perhaps did not even hear what I was saying.
"Tom Gerrard 1904" by Louis Becke
The cap snapped on the nipple!
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
The heart's pulsations could be felt distinctly under the right nipple.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Nipples should be boiled twice a week.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
His fingertips stroked her nipple lightly, but she ignored the tingle of pleasure.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
At Nipple Peaks he could rest, attend to his wound.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
She's not clutterin' at the nipple.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
He began to rub her breast with the palm of his hand, feeling the nipple get bigger and harder.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The valve at the back of the torch regulates the gasolene supply that passes through the nipple.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Exidia may be known by its minute nipple-like elevations.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
This leisure hour is the nipple of the soul.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
The little creature instantly fastens upon the nipple of the mother, keeping its mouth constantly in this position.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Allow this to remain on the nipple.
"Treatise on the Diseases of Women" by Lydia E. Pinkham
The soft rubber nipples are to be discarded, as they are used only for protection during shipment.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
He took down from its pegs an awkward, smoothbore rifle and carefully examined the enormous percussion cap that was fitted over the nipple.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
The baby's bottle and nipple should be washed in cold water and then well scalded immediately after being used.
"Health Lessons" by Alvin Davison
He had given the men orders to file down the nipples.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
You stick it right on this nipple, an' when the hammer goes down off goes your gun.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
Then find a dry rag somewhere about you, and wipe off the nipples.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
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In poetry:

The Bacchanalia of the sap now reigns!
Priapic fires burn yonder bough with blooms!
Lo, goat-songs warbled from the vineyard fanes!
Lo, Venus-nipples in the apple-glooms!
"The Poet's Advice" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
By the rose-flesh mushrooms, undivulged
Last evening—-nay, in to-day's first dew
Yon sudden coral nipple bulged,
Where a freaked fawn-coloured flaky crew
Of toadstools peep indulged.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
You see me as always, my hand on the lock,
The cap on the nipple, the hammer full cock;
It is rusty, some tell me; I heed not the scoff;
It is battered and bruised, but it always goes off!
"Once More" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
His sleepy mouth, plugged by the heavy nipple,
Tugs like a puppy, grunting as he feels;
Through his frail nerves her own deep languor’s ripple
Like a broad river sighing through the reeds.
"The Zulu Girl" by Roy Campbell
And oh the April, April of straight soft hair,
Falling smooth as the mountain water and brown;
The April of little leaves unblinded,
Of rosy nipples and innocence
And the blue languor of weary eyelids.
"Winter Dream" by Aldous Huxley
(Death instrumental,
Splitting the long eye open, and the spiral turnkey,
Your corkscrew grave centred in navel and nipple,
The neck of the nostril,
Under the mask and the ether, they making bloody
The tray of knives, the antiseptic funeral;
"I, In My Intricate Image" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Where To See 3-D Nipple Tattoos.
Who knew Neil Patrick Harris had a nipple piercing.
Julie Bowen talks broken Emmy and nipple covers.
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker was a guest on French show Canal + and was asked to flash his nipples in support of Middleton and like a good sport, he did.
The biggest story from the second episode of Dancing with the Stars wasn't any of the celebrities' hot moves or Chaz Bono 's low score, but the dramatic revealing of Nancy Grace 's nipple .
Spandex to Nipple Suits to Kevlar: The Evolution of Superhero Movie Fashion.
Stimulating the nipples , as in breast-feeding, releases the hormone oxytocin.
The only thing that I might worry about is that sometimes people with third nipples have heart problems.
Not since Rudi Gernreich's monokini have exposed nipples caused such a fashion scandal.
At the recent London Fashion Week, 32-year-old British designer Rachel Freire showed a dress made of 3,000 cow and yak nipples —part of her spring-summer 2012 "Nippleocalypse" collection—and met with harsh criticism.
Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems announces a new combination-style nipple for its Full Function ABS.
Last March, Kyle Dubois, 18, put an alligator clamp on one of his nipples , with a classmate placing the clamp on his other nipple , while a third classmate plugged the cord into the wall.
But no one cares if Roger Daltrey's nipples are glimpsed.
Forget The Nipple , Join 21st Century.
Rihanna sartorially acknowledged our nation's independence day by sticking silver stars over her nipples , topped only by a blazer that displayed them pretty clearly.
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In science:

Note that what appears to be a nipple is, in fact, a duct system leading to the nipple, so that the estimators correctly follow the skin line.
Confidence Regions for Means of Random Sets using Oriented Distance Functions
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