2. To go with head poised like a swine, with nose down.
Sir Roger shook his ears, and nuzzled along.Arbuthnot.
3. [Cf. Nuzzle, v. t., 2.] To hide the head, as a child in the mother's bosom; to nestle.
4. To loiter; to idle. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Ny) [Contr. fr. ne I.] Not I; nor I. [Obs.]
(Ny, Nye) , a. & adv. Nigh. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ny"as) n. See Nias.
(||Nyc`ta*lo"pi*a) n. [L. nyctalopia, fr. nyctalops a nyctalops, Gr. . Gr. meant, a person
affected either with day blindness or with night blindness, and in the former case was derived fr. night
+ the eye; in the latter, fr. + blind + .] (Med.) (a) A disease of the eye, in consequence of which the
patient can see well in a faint light or at twilight, but is unable to see during the day or in a strong light; day
blindness. (b) See Moonblink.
Some writers (as Quain) use the word in the opposite sense, night blindness. See Hemeralopia.
(Nyc"ta*lops) n. [L., from Gr. .] One afflicted with nyctalopia.
(Nyc"ta*lo`py) n. Same as Nyctalopia.
(Nyc*the"me*ron) n. [Gr. night + day.] The natural day and night, or space of twenty-
(Nyc"ti*bune) n. (Zoöl.) A South American bird of the genus Nyctibius, allied to the goatsuckers.
(Nyc`ti*trop"ic) a. [From Gr. night + turning.] (Bot.) Turning or bending at night into special
Nyctitropic movements of plants usually consist in a folding or drooping of the leaves, the advantage
being in lessening the radiation of heat.
(Nyc"to*phile) n. [Gr. night + to love.] (Zoöl.) Any Australian bat of the genus Nyctophilus,
having a very simple nasal appendage.
(Nye) n. [Prob. fr. F. nid nest, brood, L. nidus nest. See Nest, and cf. Eye brood, Nide.] A
brood or flock of pheasants.
(||Ny*en"tek) n. (Zoöl.) A carnivorous mammal (Helictis moscatus, or H. orientalis), native of
Eastern Asia and the Indies. It has a dorsal white stripe, and another one across the shoulders. It has a
strong musky odor.
(Nyl"ghau, Nyl"gau) n. [Hind. & Per. nilgaw, prop., a blue cow; Per. nil blue + gaw cow.
See Lilac, and Cow the animal.] (Zoöl.) A large Asiatic antelope found in Northern India. It has short
horns, a black mane, and a bunch of long hair on the throat. The general color is grayish brown. [Written
also neelghau, nilgau, and nylghaie.]
(Nymph) n. [L. nympha nymph, bride, young woman, Gr. : cf. F. nymphe. Cf. Nuptial.]