nosed

Definitions

  • "The elephant uses his nose as a hand."
    "The elephant uses his nose as a hand."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj nosed having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Hit Dad in the Nose With The Butt of a Revolver 255 Hit Dad in the Nose With The Butt of a Revolver 255
His nose wuz as red as fire His nose wuz as red as fire
SHOVEL-NOSED STURGEON This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales. The roe is made into caviar. Range: Upper and middle Mississippi Valley SHOVEL-NOSED STURGEON This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales. The roe is made into caviar. Range:...
Dutchess balances a lump of sugar on her nose Dutchess balances a lump of sugar on her nose
I Would Give Him One on the Nose With My Left Hand 203 I Would Give Him One on the Nose With My Left Hand 203
Wagging her head and stopping every minute to cough, sneeze and blow her nose Wagging her head and stopping every minute to cough, sneeze and blow her nose
Amy capped the climax by putting a clothes-pin on her nose Amy capped the climax by putting a clothes-pin on her nose
Snapped off her nose Snapped off her nose

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A slug has four noses
    • a Nosed Having a nose, or such a nose; -- chiefly used in composition; as, pug-nosed .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. They all taste sweet
    • nosed Having a nose; especially, having a nose of a certain kind specified by a qualifying word: as, long-nosed; hook-nosed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Obsessive nose picking is referred to as rhinotillexomania
    • adjs Nosed having a nose—used in composition, as bottle-nosed, long-nosed, &c
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “Macduff: What three things does drink especially provoke? Porter: Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine.”
  • Thomas Fuller
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    “He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.”
  • Coolio
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    “I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    “You may tell a man thou art a fiend, but not your nose wants blowing; to him alone who can bear a thing of that kind, you may tell all.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.”
  • Ivan Turgenev
    Ivan Turgenev
    “Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.”

Idioms

Big nose - If someone has a big nose, it means they are excessively interested in everyone else's business.
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Brown nose - When someone tries to make themselves popular with somebody, usually in a position of authority, especially by flattering them, they are brown nosing.
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Cut off your nose to spite your face - If you cut off your nose to spite your face, you do something rash or silly that ends up making things worse for you, often because you are angry or upset.
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Follow your nose - When giving directions, telling someone to follow their nose means that they should go straight ahead.
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Keep your nose clean - If someone is trying to keep their Nose Clean, they are trying to stay out of trouble by not getting involved in any sort of wrong-doing.
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Keep your nose to the grindstone - If you keep your nose to the grindstone, you work hard and seriously.
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No skin off my nose - If something's no skin off your nose, it doesn't affect or bother you at all.
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Nose in the air - If someone has their nose in the air, they behave in a way that is meant to show that they are superior to others.
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On the nose - This means right on time.
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Pay through the nose - If you pay through the nose for something, you pay a very high price for it.
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Plain as the nose on your face - If something is as plain as the nose on your face, it is very clear and obvious.
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Powder your nose - If somebody goes to powder your nose, it is a euphemism for going to the lavatory (toilet).
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Put somebody's nose out of joint - If you put someone's nose out of joint, you irritate them or make them angry with you.
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Thumb your nose at - If you thumb your nose at something, you reject it or scorn it.
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Turn your nose up - If someone turns their nose up at something, they reject it or look odwn on it because they don't think it is good enough for them.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. nosu; Ger. nase, L. nasus.

Usage

In literature:

Now something surely was nosing at her knee.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods" by Jessie Graham Flower
Her face was white around the corners of the mouth and at the edges of her nose.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
And there was I painting my own nose purple, and wistfully inviting you to look and believe.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Suddenly he nosed down and shot for the ground, ten miles below, in a power dive.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
A fly lighted on his nose.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
The eyes, nose, ears, chin, arms and legs and even the fingers and toes may all be clearly distinguished.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
The water got in his ears and up his nose and choked him.
"Mother West Wind "How" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
Hit him on the nose always, he don't like that.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
It was not an aquiline nose, nor was it an aquiline nose reversed.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Walking up to Anders he pulled his own nose.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

I know 'e's good an' honest; for 'is eyes
Is jist like 'ers; so big an' lovin'-wise;
They carries peace an' trust where e'er they goes
An', say, the nurse she sez 'e's got my nose!
"The Kid " by C J Dennis
I saw you twenty years ago;
Just here you sold me stamps, and Oh
Your image seemed to haunt me so.
For you were lovely as a rose,
But I was poor, and I suppose
At me you tilted dainty nose.
"Post Office Romance" by Robert W Service
"Old TIM has thrashed runaway Frenchmen in scores,
Who ought to be guarding their cities and shores;
Old PAUL has made little chaps' noses to bleed -
Old PAUL has accomplished the pluckier deed!"
"Old Paul and Old Tim" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"My breath is as sweet as the breath of blown roses,
While you are a nuisance where'er you appear;
There is nothing but snivelling and blowing of noses,
Such a noise as turns any man's stomach to hear."
"To The Rev. Mr. Newton, Rector Of St. Mary Woolnoth" by William Cowper
He wins all the way, and the rest — sweet, they say,
Is the smell of the newly-turned plough, friend,
But you smell it too close when it stops eyes and nose,
And you can't tell your horse from your cow, friend.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
When morning-time is bright with sun
And keen with wind, and both confuse
The dancing, glancing eyes of one
With tears that ooze and ooze--
And nose-tips weep as well as they,
The Spring is coming round this way.
"When Early March Seems Middle May" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Before Senator John McCain steps in front of an audience at a presidential debate, his daughter Meghan makes sure his nose is properly powdered.
This weekend follow your nose out to the 8th Annual Buffalo Wing BBQ Cook-Off at beautiful Buffalo Springs Lake.
'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer': Who sings it better, Burl Ives or Dean Martin.
In reality, I'm sweating buckets, snot is pouring down my nose, and my thighs are chafing .
Adam Smith has one of the best-known noses in his field.
Chickenpox begins with a fever, runny nose and cough.
The NFC West's transition into a hard-nosed defensive division has facilitated more banter involving the teams than I can recall at any point since realignment in 2002.
Isaak Lasson had a flexible Lego wheel stuck up his nose for three years and.
Some people look down their nose at wine companies that don't actually grow their own grapes or produce their own wines.
The sun is up and the snow is glistening , but step outside in Little Valley and your nose hairs will stiffen.
Doctors had just discovered a cancerous tumor below her left eye and behind her nose.
The latest offering from author M.J. Rose is one for the noses.
Welker cracks wise on Brady's nose, good looks .
There's good news for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose, but prefer the needle over the knife.
DAVIDSON – It is almost time for "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Silent Night" to engulf radio airways.
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In science:

Ten one dimensional particles in the Nos´e — Hoover thermostat.
Nonlinear Regimes in Thermostats of Berendsen's Type
Ten one dimensional particles in the Nos´e — Hoover thermostat.
Nonlinear Regimes in Thermostats of Berendsen's Type
We show that Bicat, the category whose ob jects are bicategories and whose morphisms are strong homomorphisms between bicategories (preserving operations and identities “on the nose”) is a retract of the full subcategory of Omega Cat whose ob jects are 2-skeletal.
Weak Omega Categories I
This is most likely to allow dipoles on neighboring molecules to attain the low-energy ‘nose-to-tail’ conformation within the plane of the layer.
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
In the first case, a Nos´e-Dirac bracket is introduced as an example.
Phase space flows for non-Hamiltonian systems with constraints
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