from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The nozle of a hose or pipe.
  • n. In optics, the extremity of the tube of a microscope to which the objective is attached: the double (triple, quadruple) nose-piece carries two (three, four) objectives, any one of which may be quickly brought into position by turning the arm on a pivot.
  • n. A nose-band.
  • n. In armor, same as nasal, 1.


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  • If you're really not crafty, you can opt for a mostly pre-assembled version you will have to glue the nose-piece on.

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  • Your glasses will fly off and be broken in two at the nose-piece.

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  • The helmets had openings for the ears, and a nose-piece down the center.


  • The girders were secured to a steel nose-piece at the bow and a pointed stern-piece aft.

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  • Sir Bors held the king down upon the ground by the nose-piece of his helm, and in his other hand he held his naked sword.

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  • Their 225 horse-power twelve-cylinder engine ran at a normal speed of 2,000 revolutions per minute; the air screw was driven through gearing at half this speed, its shaft being separate from the timing gear and carried in ball-bearings on the nose-piece of the engine.

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  • The said helmet was grievously battered, and the nose-piece was awry as if from some fierce blow, but there was no scar on the skin.

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  • This gent with the ingrowin 'Roman nose-piece is me assistant

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  • "Must do something for my fee, you know," replied Thorndyke, as he set up the microscope and screwed on two extra objectives to the triple nose-piece.

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  • After a preliminary glance with the six-inch glass, he swung round the nose-piece to the half-inch objective and slipped in a more powerful eye-piece, and with this power he examined the blood-stains carefully, and then moved the thumb-print into the field of vision.

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