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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of nickel.


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  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tired of being nickelled and dimed by other airlines?

    CNN Transcript Sep 7, 2009

  • COLLINS: You're already being nickelled and dimed by new airline fees.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2008

  • It was funnier to see a hyena shot at a great distance, in the heat shimmer of the plain, to see him go over backwards, to see him start that frantic circle, to see that electric speed that meant that he was racing the little nickelled death inside him.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • For this purpose the brass must be highly polished and divided before it is nickelled.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • He plunged the streaked and sticky glasses into hot water, set them on a dripping grating to dry, turned on this faucet of sizzling soda, that of rich slow syrup, beat up the contents of glasses with his long-handled spoon, slipped them into tarnished nickelled frames, and slid them deftly before the waiting boys and girls.

    Martie, the Unconquered

  • In the pocket of a hanging coat was thrust a nickelled rod from a patent trousers-stretcher, so that it pointed out into the room.

    The Sins of Séverac Bablon

  • The dental engine and the nickelled trimmings of the operating chair had been furbished till they shone, while on the movable rack in the bay window McTeague had arranged his instruments with the greatest neatness and regularity.


  • On the earth, saturated with rivulets and little lakes of blood, gleamed the lead shrapnel bullets and the brighter, nickelled rifle-bullets and the barrels of rifles dropped from the hands of the fallen.

    The Last Shot

  • Beneath his corduroy coat she saw a loose cartridge-belt, yellow with shells, and the nickelled flash of a revolver.

    The Spoilers

  • Amber entered, his eyes quick, his right hand in his pocket and grateful for the cold caress of nickelled steel, his body poised lightly and tensely upon the balls of his feet -- in a word, ready.

    The Bronze Bell


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