adjective Older Use.
not any; no; never a: nary a sound.

1740–50; variant of ne'er a never a Unabridged
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nary (ˈnɛərɪ)
dialect not; never: nary a man was left
[C19: variant of ne'er a never a]

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Word Origin & History

1746, alteration of ne'er a, short for never a.
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Example sentences
Not a plank left in the dam, and nary a bridge on the river.
He was then perfunctory-marched through two days of interviews by depressed
  handlers, with nary a call later.
They said nary a word and the service was uninterrupted.
There was a nary a soul who wasn't aware of my quest to enter the profession.
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