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nos·tril

 (nŏs′trəl)
n.
Either of the external openings of the nose; a naris.

[Middle English nostrille, from Old English nosthyrl : nosu, nose; see nas- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + thyrl, hole; see terə-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

nostril

(ˈnɒstrɪl)
n
1. (Anatomy) either of the two external openings of the nose.
2. (Zoology) either of the two external openings of the nose.
[Old English nosthyrl, from nosu nose + thyrel hole]

nos•tril

(ˈnɒs trəl)

n.
either of the two external openings of the nose.
[before 1000; Middle English nostrill, Old English nosterl, nosthyrl=nos(u) nose + thyrel hole; see thirl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nostril - either one of the two external openings to the nasal cavity in the nosenostril - either one of the two external openings to the nasal cavity in the nose
nose, olfactory organ - the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose"
naris - any of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx

nostril

noun
Related words
technical name naris
adjectives narial, narine
Translations
فَتْحَةُ الْأًنْفِمِنْخَر، فُتْحَة الأنْف
nozdranosní dírka
næsebor
sierain
nosnicanozdrva
orrlyuk
nös, nasahola
鼻の穴
콧구멍
šnervė
nāss
nozdra
nosnica
näsborre
รูจมูก
lỗ mũi

nostril

[ˈnɒstrɪl] N (Anat) [of person, dog, lion] → ventana f de la nariz, orificio m nasal (frm); [of horse] → ollar m
nostrilsnarices fpl

nostril

[ˈnɒstrəl] n [person] → narine f; [horse] → naseau m

nostril

nNasenloch nt; (of horse, zebra etc)Nüster f

nostril

[ˈnɒstrl] nnarice f; (of horse) → frogia

nostril

(ˈnostril) noun
one of the two openings in the nose through which one breathes, smells etc.

nostril

فَتْحَةُ الْأًنْفِ nosní dírka næsebor Nasenloch ρουθούνι ventana de la nariz sierain narine nosnica narice 鼻の穴 콧구멍 neusgat nesebor nozdrze narina ноздря näsborre รูจมูก burun deliği lỗ mũi 鼻孔

nos·tril

n. naris, fosa nasal, ventana o ala de la nariz.

nostril

n fosa or orificio nasal
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But few thoughts of Pan stirred Ahab's brain, as standing like an iron statue at his accustomed place beside the mizen rigging, with one nostril he unthinkingly snuffed the sugary musk from the Bashee isles (in whose sweet woods mild lovers must be walking), and with the other consciously inhaled the salt breath of the new found sea; that sea in which the hated White Whale must even then be swimming.
I should say," said Ginger, curling her nostril, "that these men, who are so wise, had better give orders that in the future all foals should be born with their eyes set just in the middle of their foreheads, instead of on the side; they always think they can improve upon nature and mend what God has made.
Quiescent as he now sat, there was something about his nostril, his mouth, his brow, which, to my perceptions, indicated elements within either restless, or hard, or eager.
The present Catherine has no other likeness to her, except a breadth of forehead, and a certain arch of the nostril that makes her appear rather haughty, whether she will or not.
The nose, beautifully formed otherwise, was very slightly pinched at the top of each nostril.
Much as if one nostril was caught up with a horsehair and a little fish-hook.
So sented the grim Feature, and upturn'd His Nostril wide into the murkie Air, Sagacious of his Quarrey from so farr.
When the nostril shall be distended, the mouth agape, the eyes fixed and bloodshot; and when the proud and noble knight may be trodden on by the lowest caitiff of this accursed castle, yet stir not when the heel is lifted up against him
About four hours after we began our journey, I awaked by a very ridiculous accident; for the carriage being stopped a while, to adjust something that was out of order, two or three of the young natives had the curiosity to see how I looked when I was asleep; they climbed up into the engine, and advancing very softly to my face, one of them, an officer in the guards, put the sharp end of his half-pike a good way up into my left nostril, which tickled my nose like a straw, and made me sneeze violently; whereupon they stole off unperceived, and it was three weeks before I knew the cause of my waking so suddenly.
And he held one nostril and blew with the other at the two regiments; they were separated and blown away in the blue sky over the mountains, one this way, and the other that.
A cadaverousness of complexion; an eye large, liquid, and luminous beyond comparison; lips somewhat thin and very pallid, but of a surpassingly beautiful curve; a nose of a delicate Hebrew model, but with a breadth of nostril unusual in similar formations; a finely-moulded chin, speaking, in its want of prominence, of a want of moral energy; hair of a more than web-like softness and tenuity; these features, with an inordinate expansion above the regions of the temple, made up altogether a countenance not easily to be forgotten.
It was a small oval face, of a uniform transparent whiteness, with an egglike line of cheek and chin, a full but firm mouth, a delicate nostril, and a low perpendicular brow, surmounted by a rising arch of parting between smooth locks of pale reddish hair.