Nehushtan (2 Kings xviii. 4). Bits of brass, worthless fragments. When Hezekiah broke in pieces the brazen serpent, he called the broken pieces Nehushtan.

“Such matters to the agitators are Nehushtan.”- Nineteenth Century, December, 1892, p. 998.
Neiges d'Antan (The). A thing of the past. Literally, “last year's snows.”

“Where are the snows of yester-year?” Rossetti.

“The whole has melted away like the neiges d'antan.”- Nineteenth Century, June, 1891, p. 893.
Neken (See Nec .)

Neksheb The city of Transoxiana.

Nell's Point in Barry Island. Famous for a well to which women resort on Holy Thursday, and having washed their eyes with the water of the well, each woman drops into it a pin.

Nem. Con. Unanimously. A contraction of the Latin nemine contradicente (no one opposing).

Nem. Diss. Without a dissentient voice. (Latin, nemine dissentiente.)

Nemean Games (The). One of the four great national festivals of Greece, celebrated at Nemea, in Argolis, every alternate year, the first and third of each Olympiad. The victor's reward was at first a crown of olive-leaves, but subsequently a garland of ivy. Pindar has eleven odes in honour of victors at these games.

Nemean Lion (The). The first of the labours of Hereules was to kill the Nemean lion (of Argolis), which kept the people in constant alarm. Its skin was so tough that his club made no impression on the beast, so Hercules caught it in his arms and squeezed it to death. He ever after wore the skin as a mantle.

“Ere Nemea's boast resigned his shaggy spoils.” Slatino.

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