NEC


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NEC

abbr.
near-Earth comet

NEC

abbreviation for
National Executive Committee
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Noun1.NEC - an acute inflammatory disease occurring in the intestines of premature infants; necrosis of intestinal tissue may follow
inflammatory disease - a disease characterized by inflammation
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I could plainly discover whence one family derives a long chin; why a second has abounded with knaves for two generations, and fools for two more; why a third happened to be crack-brained, and a fourth to be sharpers; whence it came, what Polydore Virgil says of a certain great house, NEC VIR FORTIS, NEC FOEMINA CASTA; how cruelty, falsehood, and cowardice, grew to be characteristics by which certain families are distinguished as much as by their coats of arms; who first brought the pox into a noble house, which has lineally descended scrofulous tumours to their posterity.