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My Nig, as black as ebony, knows well the taste of his flesh.

Nig saw it, and was off my lap upon the floor in an instant.

That is not your game, Nig,” I said, “so spare yourself any anxiety.

We got hold of a nig who understood English, and told him what we were after.

He had gone out the back way to look after Nig and his equipment.

Come on, Nig, Spot's had enough; he's sorry, good and plenty.

"The dog season's over," said the Boy, pulling Nig's ears and smiling.

The Boy called to Nig, and went down to the town to hear the news.

Nig had been perplexed when he saw the pack pushed under the table.

The canoe tipped, and Nig went a second time into the water.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "niggardly person" (see niggard). As an abbreviated form of nigger, attested by c.1832, American English.

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