Usage examples for nicks

  1. But I did not see you out at all-" " Next time I leave my room I'll send the Nicks word," snapped Viola. – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  2. Yes; but they won't go straight with nicks in 'em. – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard
  3. Death comes mighty close when it nicks an eye out of your head. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  4. He had taken the box and thrown nicks three times running, at five guineas the cast; and was in the seventh heaven. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  5. On half of these four small nicks were cut, on the others five nicks. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  6. And not only the boys: I know a girl on a farm, whose grown- up brother has such confidence in her marksmanship, that he will shake an apple- tree, while she nicks the falling apples with her rifle. – A Northern Countryside by Rosalind Richards
  7. Up he went, hand over hand, and putting his toes into nicks every now and then, thereby helping himself very much. – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  8. I know that there wasn't any second man because of the nicks Clayte's grappling hook has left in the cornice up there. – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  9. Many of them hailed him with enthusiastic " Old Nicks", and he was almost as familiar as His Highness's own aide- de- camp with all those secret ramifications of love and hate that made dinner- giving so much more of a science in Rome than at Apex City. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  10. Tell me about that stick- that long stick with a knob at the top, and the nicks cut on it. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  11. There was Nicholas Puddingcome, the leader, with the first fiddle; there was Timothy Thomas, the bass- viol man; John Biles, the tenor fiddler; Dan'l Hornhead, with the serpent; Robert Dowdle, with the clarionet; and Mr. Nicks, with the oboe- all sound and powerful musicians, and strong- winded men- they that blowed. – Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy
  12. There are no nicks in the edges of the best plates here; and, oh! – Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness by Henry van Dyke
  13. Besides, as there will be two Nicks, they will naturally call my boy young Nick, and of course I shall be styled old Nick, which will be diabolical. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  14. The mother had not seen the nicks on the cartridges, but she needed no such evidence. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  15. Strangely he smiled as he observed the nicks and deep excoriations in stock and barrel of the formidable weapon. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  16. Well, then, said Phipps- Herrick, grabbing him by the shoulders and shaking him good- humoredly, you murderous little pacifist with seven nicks on your gun, will you give up your German? – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  17. Here comes Rose- Mary with more Nicks to introduce. – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  18. Mr. Newt found holes in the carpets, stains upon the cloths, knocks upon the walls, nicks in the glasses and plates at table, scratches upon the furniture, and defects and misfortunes every where. – Trumps by George William Curtis