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noun as in neck

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Shiftall, a subsidiary of Panasonic, has a bodysuit that makes you feel temperature changes via a sensor placed on the nape of the neck.

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This shadow follows my every move, an uncomfortable chill on the nape of my neck.

His black hair sweeps back from the crest of his high forehead and laps at the nape of his neck; his lips are pursed.

His gray hair curls at the nape, but he is as graceful as he was in 1949, his timing as immaculate.

Oref—The homefront, although literally, the back of the neck, the nape.

From there, the pain shoots out toward my temple and down to the nape of my neck.

If a man has hired an ox and has crushed its foot or has cut its nape, ox for ox to the owner of the ox he shall render.

She knew that Harney liked to see its reddish edges ruffled about her forehead and breaking into little rings at the nape.

They approached in a friendly manner, “dancing and making many signs of joy, saying in their tongue Nape tondamen assuath.”

In this connexion, I need merely allude to the production of voluptuous sensations by tickling the nape of the neck.

Ajax grabbed him by the nape of the neck and seat of his uniform, nearly ruining one of the epaulets.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nape, such as: collar, cape, cervix, isthmus, scruff, and strait.

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