Naperian logarithms. See under Logarithms.

Napier's bones
(Na"pi*er's bones` Na"pi*er's rods`) . A set of rods, made of bone or other material, each divided into nine spaces, and containing the numbers of a column of the multiplication table; — a contrivance of Baron Napier, the inventor of logarithms, for facilitating the operations of multiplication and division.

(Na"pi*form) a. [L. napus turnip + -form: cf. F. napiforme. Cf. Navew.] (Bot.) Turnip-shaped; large and round in the upper part, and very slender below.

(Nap"kin) n. [Dim. of OF. nape a tablecloth, cloth, F. nappe, L. mappa. See Napery.]

1. A little towel, or small cloth, esp. one for wiping the fingers and mouth at table.

2. A handkerchief. [Obs.] Shak.

Napkin pattern. See Linen scroll, under Linen. — Napkin ring, a ring of metal, ivory, or other material, used to inclose a table napkin.

(Nap"less), a. Without nap; threadbare. Shak.

Naples yellow
(Na"ples yel"low) See under Yellow.

(Na*po"le*on) n. [From the Emperor Napoleon 1.] A French gold coin of twenty francs, or about $3.86.

(Na*po`le*on"ic) a. Of or pertaining to Napoleon I., or his family; resembling, or having the qualities of, Napoleon I. Lowell.

(Na*po"le*on*ist) n. A supporter of the dynasty of the Napoleons.

(Nappe) n. [F. nappe cloth, sheet. See Napery.] (Geom.) Sheet; surface; all that portion of a surface that is continuous in such a way that it is possible to pass from any one point of the portion to any other point of the portion without leaving the surface. Thus, some hyperboloids have one nappe, and some have two.

(Nap"pi*ness) n. [From 2d Nappy.] The quality of having a nap; abundance of nap, as on cloth.

(Nap"ping) n.

1. The act or process of raising a nap, as on cloth.

2. (Hat Making) A sheet of partially felted fur before it is united to the hat body. Knight.

(Nap"py) a. [From 1st Nap.]

1. Inclined to sleep; sleepy; as, to feel nappy.

2. Tending to cause sleepiness; serving to make sleepy; strong; heady; as, nappy ale. [Obs.] Wyatt.

(Nap"py), a. [From 3d Nap.] Having a nap or pile; downy; shaggy. Holland.

(Nap"py), n.; pl. Nappies [OE. nap, AS. hnæp cup, bowl. See Hanaper.] A round earthen dish, with a flat bottom and sloping sides. [Written also nappie.]

(Na*pie"ri*an, Na*pe"ri*an) , a. Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Napier, or Naper.

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