Nosethirl
Nosethirl Nose"thirl, Nosethril Nose"thril, n. Nostril. [Obs.] [Written also {nosethurl}, {nosthrill}.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • nosethirl — noun A nostril. proud Encelade, whose wide nosethrils burnd / With breathed flames, like to a furnace red [...] …   Wiktionary

  • nosethirl — nose·thirl …   English syllables

  • nosethirl — ˈnōzˌthərl noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English more at nostril chiefly dialect : nostril …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nosethril — Nosethirl Nose thirl, Nosethril Nose thril, n. Nostril. [Obs.] [Written also {nosethurl}, {nosthrill}.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nosethurl — Nosethirl Nose thirl, Nosethril Nose thril, n. Nostril. [Obs.] [Written also {nosethurl}, {nosthrill}.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nosthrill — Nosethirl Nose thirl, Nosethril Nose thril, n. Nostril. [Obs.] [Written also {nosethurl}, {nosthrill}.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nostril — Nos tril, n. [OE. nosethril, nosethirl, AS. nos[thorn]yrl; nos for nosu nose + [thorn]yrel opening, hole, from [thorn]yrel pierced, for [thorn]yrhel, fr. purh through. [root]261. See {Nose}, and {Through}, and cf. {Thrill}.] [1913 Webster] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nostril — noun Etymology: Middle English nosethirl, from Old English nosthyrl, from nosu nose + thyrel hole; akin to Old English thurh through Date: before 12th century 1. either of the external nares; broadly either of the nares with the adjoining passage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nose — The external midline projection from the face. The purpose of the nose is to warm, clean, and humidify the air you breath. In addition, it helps you to smell and taste. A normal person will produce about two quarts of fluid each day (mucus),… …   Medical dictionary

  • nostril — [näs′trəl] n. [ME nosethirl < OE nosthyrl < nos, for nosu, the nose + thyrel, a hole < thurh, through: see NOSE & THROUGH] 1. either of the external openings of the nose 2. the fleshy wall on either side of the nose [with flaring… …   English World dictionary

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