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Nod, vb. 1) intr. to incline the head: “she did n.” Gent. I, 1, 120. Gent. I, 1, 120 “where oxlips and the --ing violet grows,” Mids. II, 1, 250. “with --ing of their plumes,” Cor. III, 3, 126. “nor wink, nor n., nor kneel,” Tit. III, 2, 43. “if thou canst n., speak too,” Mcb. III, 4, 70. “trees that n. unto the world,” Ant. IV, 14, 6. An effect of drowsiness: “you n.” Shr. I, 1, 254. IV, 1, 209. Caes. IV, 3, 271. Done by way of making a slight salutation: “so he --ed,” Ant. I, 5, 47. With at: “courteous feathers which bow the head and n. at every man,” All's IV, 5, 112. “he --s at us, as who should say, I'll be even with you,” H6B IV, 7, 99. “you shall see him n. at me,” Troil. I, 2, 211. With on: “if Caesar carelessly but n. on him,” Caes. I, 2, 118. With to: “n. to him, elves,” Mids. III, 1, 177. “as if Olympus to a molehill should in supplication n.” Cor. V, 3, 31.
2) trans. a) to bend, to incline: “and n. their heads,” H6B II, 4, 22.
b) with an accus. denoting the result, == to beckon: “Cleopatra hath --ed him to her,” Ant. III, 6, 66.
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