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  • adj. comparative form of natty: more natty


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  • Of course, there is the issue of letting sleeping dogs lie, because once you start down this path only insanity awaits, because inevitable questions arise as to what on earth chardron, nattier, parma, and Sahara actually looked like.

    The Pavlova again

  • Presumably “nattier” refers to the family of French painters of the ancien régime, and on that basis one might tentatively assign it to the category of pink, but this is by no means an obvious choice, because judging from their airy palette, “nattier” might equally qualify as pale blue or yellow.

    Further thoughts about “Pavlova”

  • Finally, I am very doubtful about the remaining three unassigned colors of “nattier”; “orchid”; and “veronese.”

    Further thoughts about “Pavlova”

  • The next day You Tube had a video of a nattier Amiri, in front of a chess set and a globe in what looks like a set for "Masterpiece Theater," talking about how he was in America “of my own volition” studying at a university.

    The trouble with defectors

  • In its portrayal, former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm, R-TX, is wearing a suit so much nattier than his normal attire I thought a group of conservative Republicans had surreptitiously lobbied Bravo to revive “Queer Eye.”

    A Troubling Time

  • He turned around, exchanged salutes with a lieutenant who wore a uniform nattier than any still to be found in the Army of Northern Virginia.

    The Guns Of The South

  • "I'd like things nattier," Andy used to say; "but it's Jane's way."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863

  • Charles street had no nattier man than the speaker in days gone; and the tailors had found him their pearl beyond price.

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

  • "What were you aboard your last ship?" asked he of a smart-looking seaman on the right of the line as they stood across the deck facing him, who appeared neater and nattier than the rest.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • He stood for a while in the hall, shaken with his anger; then mounted the staircase and went into his own bedroom with the satinwood furniture and nattier blue hangings.

    The Rough Road


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