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nick

[nik]
(biochemistry)
The absence of a phosphodiester bond between adjacent nucleotides in one strand of duplex deoxyribonucleic acid.
(geology)

Nick

 

a transverse semicircular groove on the bottom of a printing type. The nick controls the position of each character within a composed line.

nick

[IRC] nickname. On IRC, every user must pick a nick, which is sometimes the user's real name or login name, but is often more fanciful. Compare handle.
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For Christmas I received a small, 6-inch pair of Fiskar's flower scissors that are perfect for deadheading plants and nicking off the ragged ends of sunburned leaves.
Problems are being created among children because of people nicking off with whoever they feel like.
The striker latched on to a quick throw with his shot nicking off the post and spinning across the line before being hooked clear.