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(archaic) A cow, or other bovine.
(historical) The supreme ruler of Ethiopia before 1974.
- An English surname of unknown derivation
- A wooden block, of the size of a brick, built into a wall, as a hold for the nails of woodwork.
- One of the square logs of wood used in a pile to support the roof of a mine.
- (Shipbuilding) A treenail to fasten the shores.
- Short for noggin.
- Short for eggnog.
- A small mug, cup or ladle.
1889: s:Author:Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle, s:The Parson of Jackman's Gulch, The Parson of Jackman's Gulch
:Here Nat Adams, the burly bar-keeper, dispensed bad whisky at the rate of two shillings a , or a guinea a bottle...
(dated) A measure equivalent to a gill. Also possibly linked to the phrase "naggan of vodka" (a small bottle of vodka).
1836: s:Author:Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens, s:The Pickwick Papers/Chapter 49, The Pickwick Papers
:I don"t know whether...you...ever...went out to a slight lunch of a bushel of oysters, a dozen or so of bottled ale, and a or two of whiskey to close up with.
(slang) The head.
2003: James D. Doss, Dead Soul http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0312317441&id=LYVtbyi2BFEC&pg=PA136&lpg=PA136&ots=caRgQRq-7E&dq=%22bumped+his+noggin%22&sig=q5kBJVoKK15FwmN_EhcNVQeTPV4
- :Or maybe he bumped his when he fell down"after he got clipped on the legs.
2003: John Farris, The Fury and the Power http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0312877285&id=YNLXjR-BKSQC&pg=PA119&lpg=PA119&ots=Bz5V2NIwpI&dq=%22bumped+her+noggin%22&sig=iYyYDUozgqkUxVL0dFJVLrZubvc
- :She bumped her on the bulkhead above the doorway, smiled in apology for her presumed clumsiness.
- The organ of the face used to smell things.
- A snout, the nose of an animal
- The tip of an object (e.g. the nose of a fighter plane).
(Horse racing) The length of a horse, horse"s nose, used to indicate the distance between horses at the finish of a race, or any very close race.
Red Rum only won by a .
It is essential that a winetaster develops a good .
- Bouquet, the smell of something, especially wine.
- The skill in recognising bouquet
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