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Nitouche (St.)

or Mie Touche (Touch-me-not). A hypocrite, a demure-looking pharisee. The French say, Faire la Sainte Nitouche, to pretend to great sanctity, or look as if butter would not melt in your mouth.

“It is certainly difficult to believe hard things of a woman who looks like Ste. Nitouche in profile.”—J. O. Hobbes: Some Emotions and a Moral, chap. iii.

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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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Niord
Nip (A)
Nip in the Bud
Nip-cheese or Nip-farthing
Nipperkin (A)
Nirvana
Nishapoor and Tous
Nisi Prius
Nisroch
Nit
Nitouche (St.)
Nix (mas.), Nixie (fem.)
Nixon
Nizam
Njörd
No Man is a Hero to his own Valet
No More Poles
No-Popery Riots
Noah’s Ark (Genesis vi. 15)
Noah’s Ark
Noah’s Wife [Noraida]