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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Back of the neck.

Usage examples (34)
  • They found the red swelling where the spider had bit her on the nape of her neck.
  • And the thumbs that pressed her nape were the same.
  • The nape is the back of the birds neck and the mantle is the "cloak" or feathers on the back of the bird.
  • And she gradually noticed how the fine hairs on his nape were the color of Spanish gold; how his hands were large enough to hold her together. for more
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  • The woodpecker's "knap" ( sharp rap or strike) nipped my "nap" (short sleep) just as spray from the "nappe" (water overflow of a dam) hit my "nape" (back part of the neck).
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