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[nair-ee] /ˈnɛər i/
adjective, Older Use.
1.
not any; no; never a:
nary a sound.
Origin of nary
1740-1750
1740-50; variant of ne'er a never a
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nary

/ˈnɛərɪ/
adverb
1.
(dialect) not; never: nary a man was left
Word Origin
C19: variant of ne'er a never a
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adj.

1746, alteration of ne'er a, short for never a.

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