• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Neele A needle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Neele (Shak.) any slender, pointed instrument like a needle, as the magnet or movable bar of a compass, or for knitting, etching, &c.:
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Needle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. nǽdl; Ger. nadel; cog. with Ger. nähen, to sew, L. nēre, to spin.


In literature:

Serenade, by H. Neele, 367.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction." by Various
Uncle Neel Anderson and Uncle Cush dug wells for their living.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
Been a-biting and kicking like a neel to get away.
"Quicksilver" by George Manville Fenn
Neel Sidorak nodded agreement.
"The K-Factor" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
The Literary Remains of Henry Neele.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
Neel looked across his nose at King with triumphant leer.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
He moved, in a speculative walk, toward the chanting Neel who tantalized with the cape and retreated with shuffling steps.
"Thy Rocks and Rills" by Robert Ernest Gilbert
Private William K. Neel, captured.
"The Bright Side of Prison Life" by Samuel A. Swiggett

In news:

Creator of Auburn's Aubie mascot, Phil Neel , dies.
Phil Neel , the man who created Aubie, has died according to the Auburn University Athletic Department.
Phil Neel 's Aubie in 1965.
Phil Neel , the Birmingham Post-Herald artist who created Aubie in the 1950s, died early this morning in Birmingham.
Neel created Aubie, Auburn's beloved mascot, in 1957 for the cover of the school's football media guide.
Alice Neel 's subjects stare calmly out from the canvas.
She was the daughter of Eddie and Rella Neel of the Grantham community of Wayne County, and was a graduate of Grantham High School.
Neel Kashkari, the 36-year-old Goldman Sachs alum Henry Paulson hired to distribute the bailout funds, had a rough time of it during the heat of the economic crisis, and since being replaced he's been laying low.
I have listened to Mr Neel's unprofessional accusations, screaming, ranting, and raving at City Council member s for years.
Neel Reid designed the Callaway home with architect Hal Hentz, now open to visitors and dedicated to horticulture, architecture and history.
JACKSON, MI – When a man needs advice on how to judge a beauty pageant, Robert Neel is the guy to see.
Neel Jr shows patients — and their doctors — the way to better health with fewer medications.
Armon B Neel Jr Ask the Pharmacist .
GAUTIER — The engineering firm of Jackson-based Neel-Schaffer has been hired by the Gautier City Council for a traffic projection study along Mississippi 57 between US 90 and Interstate 10.
Melissa Neels at Harvest Sessions , Saturday, June 16.

In science:

Support for the class of bond-ordered states described above has appeared in a number of numerical studies of S = 1/2 antiferromagnets in d = 2 which have succeeded in moving from the small g N´eel phase to the large g paramagnet.
Field theories of paramagnetic Mott insulators
To begin with, the undoped parent compounds are Mott-Hubbard (or, more properly, charge-transfer) insulators that exhibit N´eel order due to antiferromagnetic superexchange interactions between nearest-neighbor atoms.
Neutron Scattering Studies of Antiferromagnetic Correlations in Cuprates
Doping the CuO2 planes with holes destroys the N´eel order; in fact, the presence of holes seems to be incompatible with long-range antiferromagnetic order.
Neutron Scattering Studies of Antiferromagnetic Correlations in Cuprates
Furthermore, if holes simply cause a local rotation of the spin direction, then it is unclear why the ordering temperature of the N´eel phase is so rapidly reduced by a small density of holes.
Neutron Scattering Studies of Antiferromagnetic Correlations in Cuprates
We note that for each hopping process within a “rigid” N´eel lattice the energy of the system increases by 3J/2 .
Renormalization of the quasiparticle hopping integrals by spin interactions in layered copper oxides