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"top of the head," Old English hnoll, cognate with Middle Dutch nolle, Old High German hnol "back part of the head."

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  • Prescott threw himself down at the desk, while noll, after saluting, remained standing at attention.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants H. Irving Hancock
  • noll says he thinks he did pretty well, and that you answered well too.

  • Nineteen at his next coming; but young Dan'l Tobey, risen to be fourth mate on that cruise with noll, laid siege to her.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • Do you hear the lies the fellows are telling about you, noll?

  • noll still stood by, watching, ready to be at hand if anything happened.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants H. Irving Hancock
  • Did you ever expect it would be brought home to Loman like this, noll?

  • noll did not lose sight for a moment of his plan to persuade Uncle Richard to take a walk with him.

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  • noll was the only one who had been warned in advance, and he had held his peace.

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