Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Middle English form of not.
- A Middle English contracted form of ne at, not at, or nor at.
- n. A mat.
- n. In Burma and Siam, a spirit or angel powerful for evil and for punishment; a demon; a genie.
- n. An abbreviation
- n. of Natal;
- n. of national;
- n. of natural;
- n. of naturalist.
- n. A spirit in Burmese mythology, whose cult is followed alongside Buddhism.
- n. logarithmic unit of information or entropy, based on natural logarithms
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. obsolete Not.
- obsolete Not at; nor at.
- Abbreviation of natural logarithm. (Wiktionary)
“That's what the schoolmasters call nat'ral arithmetic, and 'twill be sartain to beset the feelin's of savages.”
“Red women have their'n in what I should call the nat'ral way, while white women take 'em innoculated like.”
“Dangerous territory for me - being a tad too much of a pale blue wimp, and too 'nat' sympathetic for one or two of the regulars, who tend towards the 'Right' on the Conservative continuum.”
“True, brother, when Peregrine stuck mine into my fist it was like a roaster in the short ribs, low, brother, low -- I was floored, taken aback, an 'nat'rally broached to an' come to a dead halt --”
“An 'I found Shaver -- 'scuse me, but ut seemed sort o' nat'ral name fer”
“You ain't got no right to close off more'n enough to leave us th 'nat'ral flow unless by agreement," he concluded, and opened the gates.”
“Ay, but they wanted them, an 'nat'rally the Greeks stuck to the stanes they paid for.”
“Arter all," he said, chuckling, "the two things does fit in nicely together an 'nat'ral like --' Igh Jinks an 'a fav'rite gel!”
“Don't you think blue patches is the mos 'nat'ral lookin'?”
“And WE'RE told off to look arter their precious skins, and keep the Injins off 'em, -- and they shootin 'or skeerin' off the Injins 'nat'ral game, and our provender!”
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