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Near

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meaning mean, is rather a curious play on the word close (closefisted). What is “close by” is near

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Nay-word
Nayres
Nazaræans or Nazarenes
Nazarene
Nazareth
Nazarite
Ne plus Ultra (Latin)
Ne Sutor, etc
Neæra
Neapolitan
Near
Near Side and Off Side
Neat as a Bandbox
Neat as a Pin, or Neat as a New Pin
Neat as Wax
Nebo
Nebraska, U.S
Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar
Necessity
Neck