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Nod, subst. an inclination of the head: “n., ay, why, that's noddy,” Gent. I, 1, 119. “makes fearful action, with wrinkled brows, with --s, with rolling eyes,” John IV, 2, 192. “her winks and --s and gestures,” Hml. IV, 5, 11. Made in drunken drowsiness: “like a drunken sailor on a mast, ready, with every n., to tumble down,” R3 III, 4, 102. By way of a slight obeisance: “duck with French --s,” R3 I, 3, 49. “most rich in Timon's n.” Tim. I, 1, 62. “with certain half-caps and cold-moving --s,” II, 2, 221. “the insinuating n.” Cor. II, 3, 107. “will he give you the n.? You shall see. If he do, the rich shall have more,” Troil. I, 2, 212 (i. e. it will not make you rich. Singer: "to give the nod was a term in the game at cards called Noddy. The word also signifies a silly fellow. Cressid means to call Pandarus a noddy, and says he shall by more nods be made more significantly a fool.").
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