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 for Nose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nose \Nose\ (n[=o]z), n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase,
     OHG. nasa, Icel. n["o]s, Sw. n[aum]sa, Dan. n[aum]se, Lith.
     nosis, Russ. nos', L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[=a]s[=a], n[=a]s.
     [root]261. Cf. Nasal, Nasturtium, Naze, Nostril,
     Nozzle.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Anat.) The prominent part of the face or anterior
        extremity of the head containing the nostrils and
        olfactory cavities; the olfactory organ. See Nostril,
        and Olfactory organ under Olfactory.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The power of smelling; hence, scent.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              We are not offended with a dog for a better nose
              than his master.                      --Collier.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A projecting end or beak at the front of an object; a
        snout; a nozzle; a spout; as, the nose of a bellows; the
        nose of a teakettle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Nose bit (Carp.), a bit similar to a gouge bit, but having
        a cutting edge on one side of its boring end.
  
     Nose hammer (Mach.), a frontal hammer.
  
     Nose hole (Glass Making), a small opening in a furnace,
        before which a globe of crown glass is held and kept soft
        at the beginning of the flattening process.
  
     Nose key (Carp.), a fox wedge.
  
     Nose leaf (Zool.), a thin, broad, membranous fold of skin
        on the nose of many species of bats. It varies greatly in
        size and form.
  
     Nose of wax, (fig.), a person who is pliant and easily
        influenced. "A nose of wax to be turned every way."
        --Massinger
  
     Nose piece, the nozzle of a pipe, hose, bellows, etc.; the
        end piece of a microscope body, to which an objective is
        attached.
  
     To hold one's nose to the grindstone, To put one's nose to
     the grindstone, or To bring one's nose to the grindstone.
        See under Grindstone.
  
     To lead by the nose, to lead at pleasure, or to cause to
        follow submissively; to lead blindly, as a person leads a
        beast. --Shak.
  
     To put one's nose out of joint, to humiliate one's pride,
        esp. by supplanting one in the affections of another.
        [Slang]
  
     To thrust one's nose into, to meddle officiously in.
  
     To wipe one's nose of, to deprive of; to rob. [Slang]
  
     on the nose,
        (a) exactly, accurately.
        (b) (racing) to win, as opposed to to place or to
            show.
            [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nose \Nose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nosed (n[=o]zd); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Nosing.]
     1. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against;
        hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Lambs . . . nosing the mother's udder. --Tennyson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A sort of national convention, dubious in its nature
              . . . nosed Parliament in the very seat of its
              authority.                            --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal
        twang; as, to nose a prayer. [R.] --Cowley.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     5. To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     6. To examine with the nose or sense of smell.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     7. To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train
        nosed its way into the station;
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     8. (Racing Slang) to beat by (the length of) a nose. Hence,
        to defeat in a contest by a small margin; also used in the
        form nose out.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nose \Nose\, v. i.
     To push or move with the nose or front forward.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
           A train of cable cars came nosing along. --Hamlin
                                                    Garland.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nose \Nose\ (n[=o]z), v. i.
     1. To smell; to sniff; to scent. --Audubon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To pry officiously into what does not concern one; to
        nose around.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nose
      n 1: the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract;
           the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he
           has a cold in the nose" [syn: nose, olfactory organ]
      2: a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of
         an aircraft); "the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"
      3: the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon; "he
         ducked under the nose of the gun"
      4: a small distance; "my horse lost the race by a nose"
      5: a symbol of inquisitiveness; "keep your nose out of it"
      6: the sense of smell (especially in animals); "the hound has a
         good nose"
      7: a natural skill; "he has a nose for good deals"
      8: a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged [syn:
         nozzle, nose]
      v 1: search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always
           nosing around the office" [syn: intrude, horn in,
           pry, nose, poke]
      2: advance the forward part of with caution; "She nosed the car
         into the left lane"
      3: catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the
         drugs" [syn: scent, nose, wind]
      4: push or move with the nose
      5: rub noses [syn: nuzzle, nose]
      6: defeat by a narrow margin

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  154 Moby Thesaurus words for "nose":
     Adamite, Paul Pry, Paul-Pry, antlia, aptness, beak, beezer, being,
     bent, bib nozzle, bill, body, bow, bowsprit, breathe, breathe in,
     bugle, bump, busybody, butt-in, caress, cat, chap, character, conk,
     creature, customer, duck, earthling, faculty, feel up, fellow,
     figurehead, flair, follow, follow a clue, follow up, fondle,
     fool with, forecastle, foredeck, forepeak, genius, groundling, guy,
     hand, head, homo, human, human being, hunt down, individual,
     inhale, intermeddle, jib boom, joker, kibitz, kibitzer, knack,
     knead, life, living soul, man, massage, meddle, meddle with,
     meddler, mess with, monkey with, mortal, mouse, muffle, muzzle,
     nares, neb, nib, nose out, nostrils, nozzle, nuzzle, olfactories,
     olfactory area, olfactory cell, olfactory nerves, olfactory organ,
     olfactory pit, one, party, pecker, peek, peep, person, personage,
     personality, pet, poke, pragmatist, pressure nozzle, prier,
     proboscis, prore, prow, pry, quidnunc, rhinarium, rose, rosehead,
     rostrum, rub, rub against, rub noses, rubberneck, run down,
     run to earth, scent, schnozzle, shadow, shower head, single, smell,
     smell of, smell out, smeller, sniff, sniff out, snitch, snook,
     snoop, snoot, snout, snuff, snuffle, somebody, someone, soul,
     spray nozzle, sprinkler head, spy, stalk, stem, stroke, tail,
     talent, tamper with, tellurian, terran, trace, trace down, track,
     track down, trail, trunk, whiff, worldling
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  NOSE, n.  The extreme outpost of the face.  From the circumstance that
  great conquerors have great noses, Getius, whose writings antedate the
  age of humor, calls the nose the organ of quell.  It has been observed
  that one's nose is never so happy as when thrust into the affairs of
  others, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that
  the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.
  
          There's a man with a Nose,
          And wherever he goes
      The people run from him and shout:
          "No cotton have we
          For our ears if so be
      He blow that interminous snout!"
  
          So the lawyers applied
          For injunction.  "Denied,"
      Said the Judge:  "the defendant prefixion,
          Whate'er it portend,
          Appears to transcend
      The bounds of this court's jurisdiction."
                                                           Arpad Singiny
  

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