Old Nick


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Old Nick

n.
The Devil; Satan.

Old Nick

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) informal a jocular name for Satan

Old′ Nick′


n.
the devil; Satan.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Old Nick - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of GodOld Nick - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
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The famous little Becky Puppet has been pronounced to be uncommonly flexible in the joints, and lively on the wire; the Amelia Doll, though it has had a smaller circle of admirers, has yet been carved and dressed with the greatest care by the artist; the Dobbin Figure, though apparently clumsy, yet dances in a very amusing and natural manner; the Little Boys' Dance has been liked by some; and please to remark the richly dressed figure of the Wicked Nobleman, on which no expense has been spared, and which Old Nick will fetch away at the end of this singular performance.
I don't believe Old Nick can be so very, ugly" said Aunt Jamesina reflectively.
He begged Powell to understand that if Captain Anthony chose to strike a bargain with Old Nick to- morrow, and Old Nick were good to the captain, he (Franklin) would find it in his heart to love Old Nick for the captain's sake.
Some said you had a handsome family likeness to old Nick, but that was your mother's fault, calling you Nicholas.
In my terror and turmoil of mind I could imagine nothing less than that the Old Nick, at the moment of our overturn, had annihilated my wife and jumped into her petticoats.
Meantime the cabbages all turned very red in the face, and it seemed as if old Nick himself had taken possession of every thing in the shape of a timepiece.
If we mean the same gentleman, as I suppose we do,' Hugh rejoined softly, 'I tell you this--he's as good and quick information about everything as--' here he paused and looked round, as if to make sure that the person in question was not within hearing, 'as Old Nick himself.
Why, her face--I've seen it, for I dug her garden for her one year--her face is enough to frighten the Old Nick himself, if he had ever so great a mind to trade with her.
He leaped from the cart, gave the rein a turn round the gate post, and ran along the green path of the wood-lot as if Old Nick were chasing behind.
And yesterday there was a twinkle in the eye of golf's very own old Nick as he returned to the scene of two of this three Open triumphs.
In 2011, the Swansea Devil, affectionately dubbed Old Nick, was remounted close to its original home in the city centre.
I must have been number one, even old Nick was knocking on the door one night.