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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nose, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nosed p. pr. & vb. n. Nosing.]
 1. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out.
 2. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against; hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently.
    Lambs . . . nosing the mother's udder.   --Tennyson.
    A sort of national convention, dubious in its nature . . . nosed Parliament in the very seat of its authority.   --Burke.
 3. To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang; as, to nose a prayer. [R.]
 4. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet.
 5.  To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread.
 6.  To examine with the nose or sense of smell.
 7. To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train nosed its way into the station;
 8. Racing Slang to beat by (the length of) a nose. Hence, to defeat in a contest by a small margin; also used in the form nose out.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nos·ing n. Arch. That part of the treadboard of a stair which projects over the riser; hence, any like projection, as the projecting edge of a molding.