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nares

[nair-eez] /ˈnɛər iz/
plural noun, singular naris
[nair-is] /ˈnɛər ɪs/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the nostrils or the nasal passages.
Origin of nares
1685-1695
1685-95; < Latin nārēs, plural of nāris a nostril; see nose
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  • nares could only just see the negro, who was probably attempting to recover his senses, for he said nothing.

    Long Odds Harold Bindloss
  • Consult the new edition of nares' Glossary, voce Walsingham.

  • There was a clamor from the men below, a gasp behind nares, and a folded canvas chair struck the next negro on the breast.

    Long Odds Harold Bindloss
  • Under this persuasion Drayton put script of mart as equivalent (nares).

    The Battaile of Agincourt Michael Drayton
  • These were rather numerous (as nares contemptuously put it) "for a lime-juicer."

    The Wrecker Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
  • Agreeing in this derivation, we do not admit nares's explanation.

    The Book of Christmas Thomas K. Hervey
  • A little smoke curled from the breech which he opened before he shook hands with nares.

    Long Odds Harold Bindloss
  • This was an offer too valuable to be disregarded, and was accepted by Captain nares.

    The Great Frozen Sea Albert Hastings Markham
  • There was no answering flash from the hut and nares could see that its shadowy entrance was empty.

    Long Odds Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for nares

nares

/ˈnɛəriːz/
plural noun (sing) naris (ˈnɛərɪs)
1.
(anatomy) the nostrils
Word Origin
C17: from Latin; related to Old English nasu, Latin nāsus nose
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Word Origin and History for nares
n.

"nostrils," 1690s, from Latin nares, plural of naris "nostril," from PIE root *nas- (see nose (n.)).

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