Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A niece.
- n. obsolete Niece.
- From Middle English nift, nifte, from Old English nift ("niece, granddaughter"), from Proto-Germanic *niftiz (“niece”), from Proto-Indo-European *nepoter-, *nepoder-, *nepo- (“grandchild, sister's son”). Cognate with West Frisian nicht ("cousin"), Dutch nicht ("niece, cousin"), Low German Nijcht ("niece, cousin"), German Nichte ("niece"). Compare neve. More at niece. (Wiktionary)
“Unfortunately a great many of the people who attempt to take this approach have, in my opinion, insufficient nift.”
“The site uses RSS feeds, tag clouds and other Web 2.0 nift to keep it all together.”
“My friend Natalie Jermijenko, a mad engineering prof who has invented such kickass nift as feral robot dogs is interviewed today on WorldChanging.”
“I have been qualified for the nift situation test.”
“A kinda nift parody of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City done with Lego.”
“By bill, as in th? countie before the fherife and coroners; alfo before juftices of gaol-delivery, if the appellee be in prifon before them, and (as it appeareth by this adl) before commiffioners of oier and terminer, before juftices of nift prius, and by bill alfo before the juftices of the kings bench.”
“The three principal religions are, the Roman catholic, the Luthttan, and the Calvin nift;, bat Chiidians of all denoimna. tions are tolerated, and there is ajnui -, titude. of Jews in all the great tqwns,,”
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“The ruft of iron will yield a volatile alkali — nift is scqinred by cxpofure to llie air.”
“As Robert of Normandy rode againft his antago - nift, "I devote thy head," he pioufly ex - claimed, "to the daemons of hell;" and that head was inftantly cloven to the bread by the refiftlefs ftroke of his defcending faulchion.”
“Typo quidcm fluuii di - uerfo, nift idem cft, atquc F/i/7 -”
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