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Definition: Nose of wax
(n[=o]z), n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase,
OHG. nasa, Icel. n["o]s, Sw. n["a]sa, Dan. n["a]se, Lith.
nosis, Russ. nos', L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[=a]s[=a], n[=a]s.
[root]261. Cf. Nasal
1. (Anat.) The prominent part of the face or anterior
extremity of the head containing the nostrils and
olfactory cavities; the olfactory organ. See Nostril
and Olfactory organ
2. The power of smelling; hence, scent.
We are not offended with a dog for a better nose
than his master. --Collier.
3. A projecting end or beak at the front of an object; a
snout; a nozzle; a spout; as, the nose of a bellows; the
nose of a teakettle.
(Carp.), a bit similar to a gouge bit, but having
a cutting edge on one side of its boring end.
(Mach.), a frontal hammer.
(Glass Making), a small opening in a furnace,
before which a globe of crown glass is held and kept soft
at the beginning of the flattening process.
(Carp.), a fox wedge.
(Zo["o]l.), a thin, broad, membranous fold of
skin on the nose of many species of bats. It varies
greatly in size and form.
Nose of wax
, (fig.), a person who is pliant and easily
influenced. “A nose of wax to be turned every way.”
, the nozzle of a pipe, hose, bellows, etc.; the
end piece of a microscope body, to which an objective is
To hold one's nose to the grindstone
, To put one's nose to the grindstone
, or To bring one's nose to the grindstone
See under Grindstone
To lead by the nose
, to lead at pleasure, or to cause to
follow submissively; to lead blindly, as a person leads a
To put one's nose out of joint
, to humiliate one's pride,
esp. by supplanting one in the affections of another.
To thrust one's nose into
, to meddle officiously in.
To wipe one's nose of
, to deprive of; to rob. [Slang]
on the nose
(a) exactly, accurately.
(b) (racing) to win, as opposed to to place
or to show
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