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Nix   /nɪks/   Listen

Command against.  Synonyms: disallow, forbid, interdict, prohibit, proscribe, veto.  "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store" , "Dad nixed our plans"

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"Nix" Quotes from Famous Books

... "Nix," responded the scout decidedly. "Them critturs hev got to git around this way. They're on a line that'll strike Fort Randall, wi' a heap more military 'n they'll notion. They'll strike south an' sweep round sheer through to Wyoming. We're dead in ...
— The Watchers of the Plains - A Tale of the Western Prairies • Ridgewell Cullum

... walls, with doors opening on either side, they went not as fast as Albinia's quivering limbs would fain have moved, yet too fast when her breath came thick with anxiety—down again by the stone stairs called 'Nix Mangiare' (nothing to eat), from the incessant cry of the beggars that haunt them—then again in a boat, which carried them amid a strange world of shipping to the bottom of the dockyard creek, where, again landing, she was told she had but to ascend, ...
— The Young Step-Mother • Charlotte M. Yonge

... frost. You shall tell your tales, for no one over there can do it so well; and we will sit in the stone rooms, where the pine logs are burning, and drink mead out of the golden drinking-horn of the old Norwegian kings. The water-god has given me two; and when we sit there, Nix comes to pay us a visit, and will sing you all the songs of the mountain shepherdesses. How merry we shall be! The salmon will be leaping in the waterfalls, and dashing against the stone walls, but he will not be able to come in. It is indeed very pleasant to ...
— Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen • Hans Christian Andersen

... neither of them in uniform, and they hastened to Nix Mangare stairs where they soon picked up the padrone of a speronare. They went with him into a wine-shop, and with the assistance of a little English from a Maltese boy, whose shirt hung out of his trousers, they made a bargain, by which it was agreed that, for the consideration ...
— Mr. Midshipman Easy • Captain Frederick Marryat

... the time when he is not hunting beef, and I keep my room very warm. So that is the kind of dog Jocko is. If he was a half decent dog I would keep him on board, but he is asleep all the day under my sofa, and hates to be on deck. So he is good for nix, the worse cur I ever saw. I will leave him with a good keeper, and glad ...
— Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations • William Howe

... the thing so like a man, sir; but it is really no laughing matter. It's a scoundrelly job, only fit for a Maltee off the Nix Mangeery. If it had been a lot of those carter fellows that had carried you up, I could have understood it; wrecking's born in the bone of them: but for those four sailors that carried you up, 'gad sir! they'd have been shot sooner. I've known 'em ...
— Two Years Ago, Volume I • Charles Kingsley

... she was one of those strapping big northern women too—you'll never get me to believe that any bunch of concentrated moonshine could handle them and take them waltzing off along a moonbeam back to wherever it goes. No, Doc, not on your life, even Tennessee moonshine couldn't do that—nix!" ...
— The Moon Pool • A. Merritt

... Kidd, Forget 'em! To name such beginners as them's An insult, so shivver my soul! Yow! In every port o' the whole seven seas I 'ave two or three wives on the rates, For I'm free wi' my fancy an' fly wi' my picks, And I've promised 'em plenty, an' given 'em nix, But have left ev'ry one in a 'ell of a fix! 'Ooever said Bluebeard was brother to me's ...
— The Eye of Zeitoon • Talbot Mundy

... job? Not much, Jawn. That la-ad 'll be swingin' bridges an' throwin' away th' crust iv his pie whin you an' me are atin' ha-ard coal. He will that. But what do I care? Machs nix aus, Jawn; an' that being ...
— Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen • Finley Peter Dunne

... text reads: "In nive nocte vagans nuceo cado stipite nectus, / Sic mihi nix, nox, nux, ...
— An Essay on True and Apparent Beauty in which from Settled Principles is Rendered the Grounds for Choosing and Rejecting Epigrams • Pierre Nicole

... the boy left the institution after he had been taught to read and write, as he did not wish to become a priest. He took the name of William P. Matthews, but among his white associates he is known as Bill Nix. He has tried several occupations and is now an Indian doctor. The author was inclined at first to underrate Mr. Matthews's accomplishments and stock of information, but subsequently changed his ...
— Osage Traditions • J. Owen Dorsey

Words linked to "Nix" :   sweet Fanny Adams, Fanny Adams, ban, nothing, nada, illegalize, bar, debar, allow, relative quantity, outlaw, criminalize, fuck all, exclude, nihil, criminalise, permit, require, bugger all, aught, enjoin, illegalise, command

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