nigh-hand

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A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • nigh hand — nigh hand, Archaic. 1. near at hand: »The shock made…woods and mountains all nigh hand resound (Edward Fairfax). 2. almost or nearly: »to nigh hand kill one o my horses (Samuel Lover) …   Useful english dictionary

  • nigh-hand — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adverb Etymology: Middle English nigh hand, neih hond, from Old English nēh hand, from nēh, adverb, nigh + hand 1. : near at hand : close by living nigh hand to where the new house was to be built A.H.Bullen 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hand-knitting — is a special case of knitting, in which the knitted fabric is produced by hand.Flat and circular knittingWeft knit fabrics can be divided into two types: those that have selvages (side edges) and those that are tubes, where the side edges have… …   Wikipedia

  • nigh — Synonyms and related words: about, all but, almost, along toward, approach, approaching, approximate, approximating, arm in arm, around, as good as, aside, at close quarters, at hand, at next hand, beside, bordering on, burning, by, cheek by jowl …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hand — n 1. palm, open hand; fist, closed hand, Sl. duke, Brit. Dial. nieve; extremity, Sl. mitt, Sl. paw, Sl. fin, Sl. flipper; (all of animals) paw, foot, pad, trotter, hoof, unguis, Zool. forefoot, Anat., Zool. manus; (all of birds of prey) claw,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hand-in-hand — Synonyms and related words: allied, approaching, approximate, approximating, arm in arm, assembled, associated, banded together, bound, bracketed, burning, cheek by jowl, close, collected, conjoined, connected, copulate, coupled, familiar,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nigh — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. near, approaching, imminent, close at hand; see near , close . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I adverb To a point near in time, space, or relation: close, closely, hard, near, nearby. See NEAR. II adjective Not far from… …   English dictionary for students

  • nigh — adv 1. near, close; presently, soon, anon; nearly, almost, about, approximately, closely, roughly, generally; in general, thereabouts, somewhere about. adj 2. near, nearby, approaching, at hand; close, close by, close at hand, convenient, in the… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • nigh — I. a. 1. Near, adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, close by, close, close at hand, bordering upon, approximate to, hard by. 2. Near, present, proximate. 3. Intimate, closely allied. II. ad. 1. Near. 2. Almost, nearly. III …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • at hand — Synonyms and related words: about, about to be, accessible, adaptable, all around, along toward, already in sight, approaching, around, at close quarters, attendant, available, brewing, close, close about, close at hand, close by, coming,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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