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  • adj. comparative form of nippy: more nippy


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  • If you live in a climate where winters tend to be long and cold, then come October, winter is already on your mind because the shorter days and nippier nighttime temperatures are cluing you in to its approach.

    Lighten Up

  • I spent a few hours using the improved browser and it does seems somewhat nippier than before.

    Download Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2) - Digital Inspiration

  • 'Bit slower with their muskets and a bit nippier on their feet, but that's all.

    Sharpe's Regiment

  • But, often though they changed their headquarters, the “ghosts” were nippier still.

    When Last I Died

  • After that the days drifted quietly for a month and grew nippier at each end and lazier in the middle; which meant that the short summer was over, and that fall was getting ready to paint the wooded slopes with her gayest colors, and that one must prepare for the siege of winter.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • Do you think you can be a bit nippier in getting over the centreboard than you were last time.

    Priscilla's Spies

  • I jumped on to it -- had to -- then jumped off it nippier still and, turning to the right, began to walk towards Birdie's dugout.

    Gallipoli Diary, Volume I

  • It was a frosty morning, and ye waylaid the maister on his way to the school, and the tawse were nippier than ordinar 'that mornin'.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • The air may be a bit nippier, but it is not too late to enjoy the fruits of the fall harvest at local farms.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Ultimately this means WiMAX networks will be nippier for surfing the net, but similarly VoIP traffic could suffer lag in very high usage areas.

    RCR Wireless News


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