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nip and tuck Informal plastic surgery performed for cosmetic reasons

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Chiefly Brit a measure of spirits usually equal to one sixth of a gill
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(geology)
A small, low cliff or break in slope which is produced by wavelets at the high-water mark.
The point on the bank of a meander lake where erosion takes place due to crowding of the stream current toward the lake.
Thinning of a coal seam, particularly if caused by tectonic movements. Also known as want.
(metallurgy)
(mining engineering)
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"But she is also so determined to set the record straight about her beautiful Nippy that she decided to write this book.
Nippy was the name of a cartoon character who constantly got into trouble and that, said the pastor who eulogized Houston at her funeral service on Saturday, is one of the reasons why the singer got her second pet name.
Powered by an extremely light 150bhp bioethanol engine, eXasis is said to offer the same performance as a "very nippy" Porsche thanks to its lightweight plastic construction.
Apartments are fluidly planned in the resulting new perimeter zone, with minimal internal walls and wide balconies that even in Copenhagen's nippy climate act as enticing outdoor rooms.
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Much friendlier in the flesh than their names would suggest, the two new gadgets are basically SD card-toting digital cameras, nicknamed "D-snaps." But they're more than that: Both are capable of recording MPEG-4 video at a very nippy 30 flames per second--so your whole family doesn't end up looking like Charlie Chaplin, as they will on many cameras--and by using the company's DIGA DVD recorders, you can transfer recorded TV programs over to the little D-Snaps and play them back on the move.
Some of the ladies, called Nippies because they were nippy on their feet, served royalty at Palace garden parties before the war.
The nippy morning air has descended once again, announcing the beginning of Autumn.
"Nippy," she said, "maybe he's right--we should find another place to live."
Mammals, by contrast, rev up their metabolic rate in a nippy environment to keep their body temperature toasty.