Nunchion
Nunchion Nun"chion, n. [OE. nonechenche, for noneschenche, prop., a noon drink; none noon + schenchen, schenken, skinken, to pour, AS. scencan. See {Noon}, and {Skink}, v. i.] A portion of food taken at or after noon, usually between full meals; a luncheon. [Written also {noonshun}.] --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

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  • nunchion — nun·chion …   English syllables

  • nunchion — noun see nuncheon …   Useful english dictionary

  • noonshun — Nunchion Nun chion, n. [OE. nonechenche, for noneschenche, prop., a noon drink; none noon + schenchen, schenken, skinken, to pour, AS. scencan. See {Noon}, and {Skink}, v. i.] A portion of food taken at or after noon, usually between full meals;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High noon — Noon Noon (n[=oo]n), n. [AS. n[=o]n, orig., the ninth hour, fr. L. nona (sc. hora) the ninth hour, then applied to the church services (called nones) at that hour, the time of which was afterwards changed to noon. See {Nine}, and cf. {Nones},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Noon — (n[=oo]n), n. [AS. n[=o]n, orig., the ninth hour, fr. L. nona (sc. hora) the ninth hour, then applied to the church services (called nones) at that hour, the time of which was afterwards changed to noon. See {Nine}, and cf. {Nones}, {Nunchion}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Noon of night — Noon Noon (n[=oo]n), n. [AS. n[=o]n, orig., the ninth hour, fr. L. nona (sc. hora) the ninth hour, then applied to the church services (called nones) at that hour, the time of which was afterwards changed to noon. See {Nine}, and cf. {Nones},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Noonshun — Noon shun, n. [Obs.] See {Nunchion}. Nares. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skink — Skink, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skinked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skinking}.] [Icel. skenja; akin to Sw. sk[ a]ka, Dan. skienke, AS. scencan, D. & G. schenken. As. scencan is usually derived from sceonc, sceanc, shank, a hollow bone being supposed to have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skinked — Skink Skink, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skinked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skinking}.] [Icel. skenja; akin to Sw. sk[ a]ka, Dan. skienke, AS. scencan, D. & G. schenken. As. scencan is usually derived from sceonc, sceanc, shank, a hollow bone being supposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skinking — Skink Skink, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skinked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skinking}.] [Icel. skenja; akin to Sw. sk[ a]ka, Dan. skienke, AS. scencan, D. & G. schenken. As. scencan is usually derived from sceonc, sceanc, shank, a hollow bone being supposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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