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Laverdire derives Saguenay from the Montagnais saki-nip, "the rushing water."
Owing to the flagboat drifting, they went round Lepe buoy, and having to nip to fetch, 'Valkyrie' gained a trifle.
"I'd like a little nip of something to cure the belly-ache," he answered slily.
Sheppy is now able to slip in on them and nip their heels, and they do not dare to take a chance on kicking at him.
I knew right off it was a nip-and-tuck race, with the chances in favor of a man called Pringle getting nipped.
MOTOR MATT'S MYSTERYSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
If successful, they would kill with one nip a plump, round-headed, short-tailed meadow-mouse.
WILD FOLKSAMUEL SCOVILLE
The air had a nip in it—more like October than June, Burckhardt thought, in spite of the weather bureau.
They nip the bear behind, and when they turn, the dogs run like mad, for a hug from a bear means sure death to a dog.
BEAUTIFUL JOEMARSHALL SAUNDERS
It wus po'ful short notice, en I kin tell you it's been nip and tuck.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
No frosts ever nip the crops, and the seasons present a perpetual spring.

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