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  • n. The condition of being nippy.


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  • Rather than the normal November nippiness, it was nearly shirtsleeve weather by the water in globally warmed California.

    William Bradley: Jerry Brown and the California Exception

  • I stepped out into the dark of this September evening and felt the cool, refreshing, fall nippiness in the air, as crisp as a Macintosh apple.

    The Good Way

  • - He settled himself, rolled smoke across his tongue, let the rising warmth of the day bake his bones after the night's nippiness.

    Time Patrolman

  • "I reckon most of the nippiness in this tale is Nero's work -- not mine," she said, smoothing the long folds of gray lansdown into shape with absent fingers.

    Miss Pat at School

  • For Alice, from the middle of the front row and with a nippiness which was the product of the gymnasium and the net-ball court, had leapt upon the small, paper-backed volume and returned it.

    Laurels are Poison

  • The outdoor nippiness was no longer the subject of festive carols, but rather bitter whimpering.

    Yale Daily News - Latest Issue

  • It looks and feels even different, and the unfamiliar nippiness in the air made the place feel more intimate, more comforting.

    The Spy in the Sandwich Eats the Sun

  • The novelty may have worn off, but this car makes it into the top 10 because of its nippiness, cheeky looks and the fact that you can park it almost anywhere.



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