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 for Nosing
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.
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     2. To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against;
        hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently.
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              Lambs . . . nosing the mother's udder. --Tennyson.
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              A sort of national convention, dubious in its nature
              . . . nosed Parliament in the very seat of its
              authority.                            --Burke.
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     3. To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal
        twang; as, to nose a prayer. [R.] --Cowley.
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     4. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet.
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     5. To furnish with a nose; as, to nose a stair tread.
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     6. To examine with the nose or sense of smell.
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     7. To make by advancing the nose or front end; as, the train
        nosed its way into the station;
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nosing \Nos"ing\, n. (Arch.)
     That part of the treadboard of a stair which projects over
     the riser; hence, any like projection, as the projecting edge
     of a molding.
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