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nipper

the large pincer-like claw of a lobster, crab, or similar crustacean
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Ginny Nippes (1), Stan Galicki (1), James Starnes (2)
The Cuban-Haitian medical group also has a presence at Jacmel, Mirebalais, Anse-aVeau, Raboteau, Aquin, Les Cayes, Cap-Haitien, Port de Paix, Nippes and Grande Anse.
Finally, the Vietnamese exiles returning to the homeland, "les petits prince en visite" as the narrative pejoratively call them, "ne pouvaient plus faire un pas sans tomber sur leurs doublures, nippes tout comme eux .
Bridesmaids were Elicia Ford, Lindsay Ford, Emily Hildebrand, Emily Maples, Heather Moore, Ginny Nippes, Lindsey Pharr, Grace Skertich, and Elise Smyth-Gilbert.
The company has hired Tim Nippes, former founder and president of Mid-Atlantic Pipe Services Inc.
Il apportait ses nippes a raccommoder; et elle acceptait cette besogne, heureuse d'une occasion qui le forcait a revenir" (36).
We opened a small clinic near the village of Petit Trou de Nippes.
Die Wande waren mit goldglanzenden Brokattapeten bedeckt, allerlei Nippes, Glasflaschchen und Porzellanpuppchen, befand sich auf den Regalen und in einer Vitrine, weisse Deckchen lagen auf Tisch und Kommoden".
Ce monde vi[vant] sans honte, en plein air, devant tous, faisant bouillir leur marmite, mangeant des choses sans nom, etalant leurs nippes trouees, dormant, se battant, s'embrassant, puant la salete et la misere" (8) n'est-il pas en effet suggestif de l'univers des Rougon-Macquart?
But castration--that workhorse of Freud's own Vulgate--is in fact glaringly available, upon a bit of dictionary palming: scrotum (and scruta) from which we get scrutiny and the now rare scrutator (OED: from "to search even to the rags;" Spanish: escudrinar) all of which refer to rags (in French nippes, vieilles hardes; in Spanish atavio, guinapo, trapo).