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NOSE, n.

1. The prominent part of the face which is the organ of smell, consisting of two similar cavities called nostrils. The nose serves also to modulate the voice in speaking, and to discharge the tears which flow through the lachrymal ducts. Through this organ also the air usually passes in respiration, and it constitutes no small part of the beauty of the face. In man, the nose is situated near the middle of the face but in quadrupeds, the nose is at or near the lower extremity of the head.
2. The end of any thing as the nose of a bellows.
3. Scent sagacity.

We are not offended with a dog for a better nose than his master.

To lead by the nose, to lead blindly.

To be led by the nose, to follow another obsequiously, or to be led without resistance or enquiring the reason.

To thrust one's nose into the affairs of others, to meddle officiously in other people's matters to be a busy-body.

To put one's nose out of joint, to alienate the affections from another.


1. To small to scent.
2. To face to oppose to the face.

NOSE, To look big to bluster. Not used.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Nose'. King James Dictionary.

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