Nervously to Neurochordal
(Nerv"ous*ly), adv. In a nervous manner.
(Nerv"ous*ness), n. State or quality of being nervous.
(Nerv"ure) n. [F. See Nerve.]
1. (Bot.) One of the nerves of leaves.
2. (Zoöl.) One of the chitinous supports, or veins, in the wings of incests.
(Nerv"y) a. [Compar. Nervier ; superl. - iest.] Strong; sinewy. "His nervy knees." Keats.
(Nes"cience) n. [L. nescientia, fr. nesciens, p. pr. of nescire not to know; ne not + scire
to know.] Want of knowledge; ignorance; agnosticism.
God fetched it about for me, in that absence and nescience of mine.Bp. Hall.
(Nese) n. Nose. [Obs.] Piers plowman.
(Nesh) a. [AS. hnesc, hnæsc, akin to Goth. hnasqus.] Soft; tender; delicate. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Ness) n. [AS. næs, ns; akin to Icel. nes, Sw. näs, Dan. næs, and E. nose. &radic 261. See
Nose.] A promontory; a cape; a headland. Hakluyt.
Ness is frequently used as a suffix in the names of places and promontories; as, Sheerness.
(-ness) [AS. -ness, -nyss, - nys; akin to OS. -nissi, nussi, D. -nis, OHG. -nissa, -nassi, -nussi, G. -
nis, -niss, Goth. -inasus.] A suffix used to form abstract nouns expressive of quality or state; as,
(Ness"ler*ize) v. t. [From Nessler, the chemist.] (Chem.) To treat or test, as a liquid, with
a solution of mercuric iodide in potassium iodide and potassium hydroxide, which is called Nessler's
solution or Nessler's test, and is used to detect the presence of ammonia.
(Nest) n. [AS. nest; akin to D. & G. nest, Sw. näste, L. nidus, for nisdus, Skr. nia resting place,
nest; cf. Lith. lizdas, Arm. neiz, Gael. & Ir. nead. Prob. from the particle ni down, Skr. ni + the
root of E. sit, and thus orig., a place to sit down in. &radic 264. See Nether, and Sit, and cf. Eyas,
1. The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.
The birds of the air have nests.Matt. viii. 20.
2. Hence: the place in which the eggs of other animals, as insects, turtles, etc., are laid and hatched; a
snug place in which young animals are reared. Bentley.
3. A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or situation; a retreat, or place of habitual resort; hence, those
who occupy a nest, frequent a haunt, or are associated in the same pursuit; as, a nest of traitors; a nest
A little cottage, like some poor man's nest.Spenser.
4. (Geol.) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.
5. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.
6. (Mech.) A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.