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nod

the nod Boxing informal the award of a contest to a competitor on the basis of points scored
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Northumberland County Council gave the nod for speed humps in the back lane of Newbiggin Road, Ashington, after complaints drivers were using it as a rat-run.
But the judge eventually gave the nod to the Frankie Dettori ridden 5-1 favourite by two short heads.
There were retro musical numbers--Denver's Burlesque As It Was gave the nod to Sweet Charity with a high-kicking "Hey, Big Spender"--and belly dancing interludes from Seattle's scimitar-wielding Gun St.