Definitions

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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One of the variant spellings of Nichol, a Middle English vernacular form of the given name Nicholas.

Examples

  • Also, I find that to be more common in Nickel-plated bottleneck cases (not straight cases like 44 mag) than in plain brass.

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  • Norilsk Nickel is engulfed in a battle for control between aluminum giant United Co.

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  • Nickel is pretty hard stuff to be scrubbing down your bore.

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  • Grief-stricken Amish outside the schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, where the girls were killed.

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  • Norilsk Nickel is putting up a million bucks to build it, and its subsidiary, the Stillwater Mining Co., will chip in $25,000 a year for each of the next 10 years to maintain it.

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  • Naturally, we have been telling advertisers that the Nickel is offering those special discounted rates only to Autopost customers.

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  • I said to two or three of my friends who had just made about a million that afternoon: "It seems to me that the present stock valuation of International Nickel is now about four times greater than it should be, and we'll have to write off four billion dollars to earn five per cent."

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  • Nickel is the metal we have to depend upon for our future as a great mining country.

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  • Nickel, which is primarily used in the production of stainless steel, has been one of the laggards of the base-metals arena this year and has fallen below the marginal cost of production for many producers.

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  • Mr. Thile started in a band called Nickel Creek, more or less sponsored by Alison Krauss.

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