Nankeen bird(Zoöl.), the Australian night heron (Nycticorax Caledonicus); — called also quaker.

(Nan"ny) n. A diminutive of Ann or Anne, the proper name.

Nameless to Nares

(Name"less), a.

1. Without a name; not having been given a name; as, a nameless star. Waller.

2. Undistinguished; not noted or famous.

A nameless dwelling and an unknown name.

3. Not known or mentioned by name; anonymous; as, a nameless writer."Nameless pens." Atterbury.

4. Unnamable; indescribable; inexpressible.

But what it is, that is not yet known; what
I can not name; t is nameless woe,I wot.

I have a nameless horror of the man.

(Name"less*ly), adv. In a nameless manner.

(Name"ly), adv.

1. By name; by particular mention; specifically; especially; expressly. [Obs.] Chaucer.

The solitariness of man . . . God hath namely and principally ordered to prevent by marriage.

2. That is to say; to wit; videlicet; — introducing a particular or specific designation.

For the excellency of the soul, namely, its power of divining dreams; that several such divinations have been made, none an question.

(Nam"er) n. One who names, or calls by name.

(Name"sake`) n. [For name's sake; i. e., one named for the sake of another's name.] One that has the same name as another; especially, one called after, or named out of regard to, another.

(Na*mo") adv. No more. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Nan) interj. [For anan.] Anan. [Prov. Eng.]

(Nan"dine) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) An African carnivore (Nandinia binotata), allied to the civets. It is spotted with black.

(Nan"dou Nan"du) n. [Braz. nhandu or yandu.] (Zoöl.) Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. See Rhea. [Written also nandow.]

(Nan*keen") n. [So called from its being originally manufactured at Nankin, in China.] [Written also nankin.]

1. A species of cloth, of a firm texture, originally brought from China, made of a species of cotton (Gossypium religiosum) that is naturally of a brownish yellow color quite indestructible and permanent.

2. An imitation of this cloth by artificial coloring.

3. pl. Trousers made of nankeen. Ld. Lytton.

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