nazi, NS adj., n.
- from Nationalsozialist "National
Socialist": the German fascist political party; a member or
supporter of this party [shortened from the first two syllables of Nationalsozialist,
spelled with -zi, because -tion in German is
pronounced <tsi-on> while *Nati would be pronounced with
a <t> sound; the -zi is not from the middle of Sozialist
as some dictionaries will have one believe]. The entire name of the
party was Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei
(NSDAP) "National Socialist German Worker's Party". See
further examples under Anschluss, Gestapo, Gleichschaltung, Machtpolitik, Reich, Sturm
und Drang, and Zeitgeist.
- "DO YOUR
WORST, YOU NAZI DEVILS!!" Jack Kirby, Captain America, Vol. 1, No. 213, Sep.
1977, p. 1.
- "But the joint helped and the beer and a shot that went
down on an empty stomach like flaming gasoline and pretty soon he was
in close conference with all four of them, absorbing their tale of
potholes, Nazis in the guise of the Canadian Mounted Police, blown
tires and moose dancing down the highway like chorus girls." T.C.
City, 2004, p. 299.
- "For the next twenty years [after WWI], America turned
resolutely inwardreducing its army and navy, refusing to join
the World Court, standing idly by as Italy, Japan, and Nazi Germany
built up their military machines." Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on
Reclaiming the American Dream, 2006, p. 283.
- "French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin lamented the rise
of a party [the Freedom Party] 'which had not dealt with its Nazi
past,' while Nicole Fontaine, head of the European Parliament, said it
would be 'intolerable' for a party that 'negates the fundamental
principles of respect for human rights' to take power in a member
state [Austria]." Andrew Purvis, "Forward into the
Feb. 7, 2000.
- "Knowledge of man's inhumanity to man became more real
as the newspapers and radio hinted at unspeakable horrors perpetrated
on the Jews of Europe and the cruelties of Hitler's Nazi regime."
Jane Goodall, Reason
for Hope, 1999.
- "I lowered my window to tell the Nazi, I mean, guard,
'Hi, I'm Fran Drescher.'" Fran Drescher, Enter Whining, 1996, p. 161.
- "'Nazi creep.
Murderer.'" Garrison Keillor, "Norman conquest", The Book of Guys, 1993.
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- Neanderthal man,
- from Neanderthal(er), Neandertal(er) "(one from)
the Neander Valley": an extinct species of man.
- "The man was stocky and dark,
almost Neanderthal, dressed in a dark double-breasted suit that
strained to cover his wide shoulders." Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, 2003, p. 19.
- "Neanderthal man (or Homo sapiens neanderthalensis) was
very different from modern man." Bill Bryson, The Mother Tongue: English and How it
Got that Way, 1990, p. 21.
- "Neandertals were those stout, football-headed, muscular
people who inhabited Europe and the Mediterranean for a couple hundred
thousand years during the Ice Ages and died out about 32,000 years
ago. They used to be spelled with an h but aren't any
more." Jonathan Marks, What It
Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee, 2003, p. 95.
- "Neandertals" Rick Gore, National Geographic, May 1997.
- "Until this decade scientists knew little about humans
in Europe before the Neandertals appeared about 230,000 years
ago." Rick Gore, "The First Europeans", National
Geographic, July 1997.
- The Last Neanderthal: The Rise, Success,
and Mysterious Extinction of Our Closest Human Relatives, by Ian
- Neandertal, by John Darnton, 1999.
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- "not true?": isn't it so?, n'est-ce pas?
THEN, LIEUTENANT... WE LOST SOME PAWNS, BUT THE GAME WENT WELL, NICHT
WAHR?" D. G. Chichester, Captain America Annual, Vol. 1, No. 10,
1991, p. 28.
- "If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced
people endeavour to do, he drowns -- nicht wahr?" Joseph Conrad,
Lord Jim, 1900.
- "Nicht wahr, Monsieur, 'twas that you meant?" Henrik Ibsen, Peer Gynt.
- "It seems such a pity that you should have to spend the
day at the hotel, and also a little uncomfortable ... in a strange
place. Nicht wahr?" Katherine Mansfield, Bliss and Other Stories.
- "Oh, look, Herr Professor, there are swallows in flight;
they are like a little flock of Japanese thoughts--nicht wahr?"
Katherine Mansfield, In a German Pension.
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- nickel n.
- from Nickel "nickel; originally a nix, devil, kobold": shortened from German Kupfernickel
or Swedish kopparnickel, so-called because the ore looks like
copper ore, but does not contain the valuable metal. A modern English
translation might be "copper trickster, fool's copper". Nickel
was and is a diminutive of Nikolaus, "Nicholas". (Old)
Nick is a name for the Devil in English. The US and
Canadian five-cent pieces are called nickels because they are made of
an alloy of nickel and copper. See further examples under cobalt and zinc.
- "Last week, he went to battle with a handful of
quarters, a couple of five dollar bills, three rolls of nickels, an
Indian head penny, six canceled stamps and an I.O.U. for $6.67 that
he'd been carrying in his back pocket from the last Friday night poker
game he played in." Robert M. Renneisen, How to Be Treated
Like a High Roller: ...Even Though You're Not One, 1996.
- "A recent study found the nickel content in two of the
new euro coins going into circulation in January may cause skin
irritation or eczema in 10% of the population", "Omen",
Time, Dec. 10, 2001.
- The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Nickel, by
J.R. Lancaster, 1988.
- Nickel and the Skin: Immunology and
Toxicology, by Howard I. Maibach and Torkil Menne, 1989.
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- NS n., adj.
- See Nazi.
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