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Several expressions in Scripture grew out of the fact that anger often shows itself by distended nostrils, hard breathing, and in animals by snorting, 2 Samuel 22:9 Job 39:20 Psalm 18:8 . Gold rings hung in the cartilage of the nose, or the left nostril, were favorite ornaments of eastern women, Proverbs 11:22 Ezekiel 16:12 . Rings were inserted in the noses of animals, to guide and control them; and according to the recently discovered tablets at Nineveh, captives among the Assyrians were sometimes treated in the same way, 2 Kings 19:28 Ezekiel 38:4 . See NINEVEH .

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These files are public domain and are a derivative of the topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Nose'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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