(Nidg"er*y) n. [See Nidget.] A trifle; a piece of foolery. [Obs.] Skinner.
(Nidg"et) n. [Written also nigget, nigeot.] [Cf. F. nigaud a booby, fool, OF. niger to play the
fool.] A fool; an idiot, a coward. [Obs.] Camden.
(Nid"i*fi*cate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Nidificated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nidificating.] [L. nidificare,
nidificatum; nidus nest + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy, and cf. nest.] To make a nest.
Where are the fishes which nidificated in trees?Lowell.
(Nid`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. nidification.] The act or process of building a nest.
(Ni"ding) n. [Written also nithing.] [AS. niðing, fr. nið wickness, malice, hatred.] A coward; a
dastard; a term of utmost opprobrium. [Obs.]
He is worthy to be called a niding.Howell.
(Ni"dor) n. [L.] Scent or savor of meat or food, cooked or cooking. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
(Ni"dor*ose`) a. Nidorous. [R.] Arbuthnot.
(Ni"dor*ous) a. [L. nidorosus steaming, reeking: cf. F. nidoreux. See Nidor.] Resembling
the smell or taste of roast meat, or of corrupt animal matter. [R.]
(Nid"u*lant) a. [L. nidulans, p. pr.: cf. F. Nidulant.]
1. Nestling, as a bird in its nest.
2. (Bot.) Lying loose in pulp or cotton within a berry or pericarp, as in a nest.
(Nid"u*late) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Nidulated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nidulating.] [L. nidulari, fr. nidulus,
dim. of nidus a nest.] To make a nest, as a bird. [R.] Cockeram.
(Nid`u*la"tion) n. The time of remaining in the nest. [R.] Sir T. Browne.
(Nid"u*lite) n. [L. nidulus a little nest.] (Paleon.) A Silurian fossil, formerly supposed to consist
(||Ni"dus) n.; pl. nidi [L. See Nidi, Nest.] A nest: a repository for the eggs of birds, insects,
etc.; a breeding place; esp., the place or substance where parasites or the germs of a disease effect
lodgment or are developed.
(Niece) n. [OE. nece, F. nièce, LL. neptia, for L. neptis a granddaughter, niece, akin to nepos.
1. A relative, in general; especially, a descendant, whether male or female; a granddaughter or a grandson.
[Obs.] B. Jonson. Wyclif. Shak.
2. A daughter of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law.
(Nief) n. See Neif, the fist.
(Ni*el"list) n. One who practices the style of ornamentation called niello.
(Ni*el"lo) n. [It. niello, LL. nigellum a black of blackish enamel, fr. L. nigellus, dim. of niger
black. See Negro, and cf. Anneal.]