2. To go with head poised like a swine, with nose down.

Sir Roger shook his ears, and nuzzled along.

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- four hours.

(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 positions.

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.]

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