neat line(Civil Engin.), a line to which work is to be built or formed.Neat work, work built or formed to neat lines.

Syn. — Nice; pure; cleanly; tidy; trim; spruce.

('Neath) prep. & adv. An abbreviation of
Beneath. [Poetic]

(Neat"herd`) n. A person who has the care of neat cattle; a cowherd. Dryden.

(Neat"house`) n. A building for the shelter of neat cattle. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Massinger.

(Neat"i*fy) v. t. [Neat, a. + -fy.] To make neat. [Obs.] olland.

(Neat"ly), adv. In a neat manner; tidily; tastefully.

(neat"ness), n. The state or quality of being neat.

(Neat"ress) n. [From neat cattle.] A woman who takes care of cattle. [R.] Warner.

(Neb) n. [AS. nebb head, face; akin to D. neb, Icel. nef, beak of a bird, nose, Dan. næb beak, bill, Sw. näbb, näf, and prob. also to D. sneb, snavel, bill, beak, G. schnabel, Dan. & Sw. snabel, and E. snap. Cf. Nib, Snap, Snaffle.] The nose; the snout; the mouth; the beak of a bird; a nib, as of a pen. [Also written nib.] Shak.

(||Ne*ba"li*a) n. [NL., of uncertain origin.] (Zoöl.) A genus of small marine Crustacea, considered the type of a distinct order (Nebaloidea, or Phyllocarida.)

2. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.

3. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy. "Our old wine neat." Chapman.

4. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.

5. With all deductions or allowances made; net. [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.]

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