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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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I nodded my head, and, as one man to another, thanked him for his tip; and drifted back to the group at the bar.
The strange man, after glancing at Joe, and seeing that his attention was otherwise engaged, nodded to me again when I had taken my seat, and then rubbed his leg - in a very odd way, as it struck me.
The Raven nodded very gravely, and said, "It may be--it may be!"
"That may be," said the Raven; "I did not examine him so minutely; but I know from my tame sweetheart, that when he came into the court-yard of the palace, and saw the body-guard in silver, the lackeys on the staircase, he was not the least abashed; he nodded, and said to them, 'It must be very tiresome to stand on the stairs; for my part, I shall go in.' The saloons were gleaming with lustres--privy councillors and excellencies were walking about barefooted, and wore gold keys; it was enough to make any one feel uncomfortable.
The doctor nodded civilly, half thinking that the stranger's uncommon greeting was perhaps in deference to the historic surroundings.
To all appearance the man was engrossed in his own work, but when she paused he nodded his head appreciatively.