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frequency and violence at the changes of the My head's not made of brass, moon. See MEDICINE.

As friar Bacon's noddle was.

Hudibras. The Nocturnal, or NocturLABium, in astro- He would not have it said before the people that nomy, the name of an instrument chiefly used at images are to be worshipped with Latria, but rather soa, to take the altitude or depression of some

the contrary, because the distinctions necessary to stars about the pole, in order to find the latitude defend it are too subtle for their noddles. and hour of the night. Some nocturnals are

Stillingfieet.

On the faith of Jove rely, hemispheres, or planispheres, on the plane of the

When nodding to thy suit he bows the sky. equinoctial. Those commonly used among sea

Dryden. men are two; the one adapted to the polar star, and the first of the guards of the Little Bear; the And the last mortal stroke alone remains,

When a pine is hewn on the plains, other to the polestar, and the pointers of the Lab'ring in pangs of death, and threat'ning all, Great Bear. This instrument consists of two This way and that she nods, considering where to circular plates, applied to each other. The

fall. greater, which has a handle to hold the instru- Every drowsy nod shakes their doctrine who teach ment, is about two inches and a half diameter, that the soul is always thinking. and is divided into twelve parts, agreeing to the

Come, master, I have a project in my noddle, that twelve months; and each month divided into shall bring my mistress to you back again, with as every fifth day; so as that the middle of the good will as ever she went from you. L'Estrange. handle corresponds to that day of the year what title so ever dignified, are a-kin to the ass in

The whole race of bawling, fluttering noddies, by wherein the star here regarded has the same

this fable. right ascension with the sun. If the instrument be fitted for two stars, the handle is made and visions, and, contrary to all other authors, never

Your two predecessors were famous for their dreams moveable. The upper left circle is divided into pleased their readers more than when they were nodtwenty-four equal parts for the twenty-four

ding. hours of the day, and each hour subdivided into Why shouldst thou try to hide thyself in youth? quarters. These twenty-four hours are noted by Impartial Proserpine beholds the truth; twenty-four teeth to be told in the night. Those And, laughing ai so fond and vain a task, at the hour twelve are distinguished by their Will strip thy hoary noddle of its mask. length. In the centre of the two circular plates A mighty king I am, an earthly God; is adjusted a long index, moveable upon the

Nations obey my word, and wait my nod : upper plate; and the three pieces, viz. the two And life or deată depend on my decree. circles and index, are joined by a rivet which is

Thou that art ever half the city's grace, pierced through the centre with a hole, through And add'st to solemn noddles solemn pace. Fenton. which the star is to be observed. To use the business is to strangle all other offspring of wit in

A set of nodders, winkers, and whisperers, whose nocturnal, turn the upper plate till twelve be their birth.

Pope. aganst the day of the month on the under plate ;

He climbs the mountain rocks, then, bringing the instrument near the eye, sus

Fired by the nodding verdure of its brow. pend it by the handle with the plane nearly parallel to the equinoctial, and, viewing the pole

Not as of old, star through the hole of the centre, turn the Extended in her hand the cap and rod, index about, till, by the edge coming from the Whose slave-enlarging, touch gave double lise, centre, you see the bright star or guard of the But her bright temples bound with British oak,

And naval honours nodded on his brow. Little Bear (if the instrument be fitted to chat star); then that tooth of the upper circle, under NOD, or the land of Nod, the country to the edge of tne index, is at the hour of the night on which Cain withdrew after his fratricide. Gen. the edge of the hour circle: which may be known iv. 16. The Septuagint, as well as Josephus, without a light, by counting the teeih from the read Naid, instead of Nod, and have taken it longest, which is for the hour twelve.

for the name of a place. It is not known what NOD, v. n. & n. s. Sax. pnol, the head; country this was, unless it was Nyse or Nysea, Nod'dek, n. s. Lat. nuto; Gr. veuw. Tó towards Hyrcania. St. Jerome and the Chaldee Nou'dLE,

bend or lower the head interpreters have taken the word Nod in the Nop'dy.

slightly and quickly; make sense of an appellative for vagabond or fugitive; a slight bow; hence, to be drowsy: noddle is useá 'le dwelt a fugitive in the land.' But the contemptuously for the head : a noddy (Fr. Hebrew reads, “He dwelt in the land of Nod. nuudin) is a simpleton ; a silly-head.

Gen. iv. 16. Let every feeble rumour shake your hearts ;

NODAB, a country bordering upon Iturea Your enemies, with nodding of their plumes, and Idumaa, but now unknown. We read in Fan you into despair. Shakspeare. Coriolanus. the Chronicles that the tribe of Reuben, assisted Cassius must bend his body,

by those of Cad and Manasseh, made a war If Cæsar carelessly but nod on him. Shakspeare. against the Hagarites, the Jeturites, and the Like a drunken sailor on a mast,

people of Nephish and of Nodab, in which the Ready with every nod to tumble down

Israelites had the advantage. 1 Chron. v. 19. Into the fatal bowels of the deep.

But the time and the other particulars of this war Her care shall be

are unknown. To comb your noddle with a three-legged stool. Id. Let your wines without mixture, or stain, be all None, or Noors, in dialling, a certain point fine,

or pole in the gnomon of a dial, by the shaOr call up the master and break his dull noodle. dow or liglut whereof either the hour of the

day in dials without furniture, or the parallels Vol. XV.

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Thomson.

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Ben Jonson.

of the sun's declination, and his place in the the seventeenth century, born at Roan in Norecliptic, &c., in dials with furniture, are shown. mandy, 1639. After finishing his studies at

Nodes, in astronomy, are the two points Roan he entered into the order of Dominican where the orbit of a planet intersects the ecliptic. friars, and was professed there in 1655. Soon See ASTRONOMY.

after he went to Paris, to study philosophy and NOʻDOUS, adj. Lat. nodosus, nodulus. divinity in the great convent, where he so dis No'DOSITY,

n. s. Knotty: nodosity is knotti- tinguished himself that he was appointed to No'dule. Sness ; complication : nodule, teach philosophy there, which he did for twelve a small knot or lump.

years.' Colbert" showed him many marks of his These the midwife cutteth off, contriving them esteem; and being determined to omit nothing into a knot close unto the body of the infant; from to perfect the education of his son, afterwards whence ensueth that tortuosity, or complicated nodo. archbishop of Roan, he formed an assembly of sity, we call the navel. Browne's Vulgar Errours. the most learned persons, whose conferences upca

This is seldom affected with the gout, and, when ecclesiastical history might be of advantage to that becometh nodous, men continue not long after. him. Noel was invited to this assembly, where

Broune. he exerted himself with so much genius and All these variations are finished in nineteen years, ability that he gained the particular friendship nearly agreeing with the course of the nodes, i. e. the of young Colbert, who showed him the utise points in the ecliptic where the moon crosseth that regard as long as he lived. These conferences circle as she passeth to her northern or southern latitude ; which nodes are called the head and tail of the history; for, being desired to reduce what was

gave rise to his design of writing an ecclesiastical dragon.

Those minerals in the strata are either found in material in these conferences to writing, he did grains, or else they are amassed into balls, lumps, it with so much accuracy that the learned med or nodules : which nodules are either of an irregular who composed this assembly advised him 10 01figure, or of a figure somewhat more regular. dertake a complete body of church history. This

Woodward's Natural History. he executed with great assiduity, collecting and If nodes be the cause of the pain, foment with digesting the materials himself, and writing even spirit of wine wherein opium and saffron have been the tables with his own hand. He at last comdissolved.

Wiseman.

pleted his work in 1686. Towards the latter NOEHDEN (George Henry), LL.D., a part of his life he was afflicted with the loss of learned German, domiciled in England, and his sight. He died in 1724, aged eighty. a librarian in the British Museum, was born NOETIANS, in church history, Christian January 23d, 1770, at Gottingen, and received heretics in the third century, whose heresy conhis education there. At the university he applied sisted in affirming that there was but one persoa himself to the study of Greek and Roman anti- in the Godhead; and that the Word and the quities, under Heyne, whom he assisted in his Holy Spirit were but external denominations edition of llomer; and being in 1791 recom- given to God in consequence of different operamended to an English gentleman, at that time tions, that, as Creator, he is called Father; as residing in Gottingen, he became tutor to his incarnate, Son; and, as descending on the children, and domesticated in his family, and apostles, Holy Ghost. by means of that connexion he was intro- NOGAT, a river and island of Prussia. The duced in the year 1793 to Sir William Milner, former branches off from the Vistula, passes by whose son, the present baronet, he attended at Marienburg, and joins the Frische Haf about Eton, where he obtained the friendship of Jacob six miles north of Elbing. The island thus Bryant, Herschel, &c. After this he accompa- formed by the two branches of the Vistula and nied a younger son of the family to Gottingen, the Baltic' with its bays, is fertile, and of consiwhere he wrote a dissertation De Porphyrii derable extent. Scholiis in Homerum. In 1800 Noehden NOGENT-LE-ROTROU, a post town and published in England his German and English chief place of a subprefecture in the department grammar, which has since gone through five of Eure-et-Loire, France, containing 6500 inhaeditions, and is thought the best extant. He bitants, and having an inferior court of judicacontinued to reside in the Milner family till the ture, a board of trade, and a communal college, death of Sir William in 1811, some time after this town is pleasantly situated in a delightful which his character and acquirements procured valley, watered by the river Huisne, at the foot him

to be elected one of the librarians of the of a steep hill, on the side of which rises a Gothic museum. The year following (1821) he trans- castle, once the residence of the virtuous Sully

. lated Goethe's observations on the Last Supper It is generally well-built

, very long and airy

, of Leonardo da Vinci, with a prefatory essay At the entrance of the town is seen a waterfall, and notes; and soon after succeeded to the super- formed by the waters of the little river Arcise, intendance of the Numismatology of the museum. which turns three mills with astonishing rapidity. His work on Northwick coins which now appeared in the midst of the town is a fine square med he had intended to comprise in twelve numbers, dow, surrounded with houses, and bordered with but his death in March 1826, prevented its ex- a beautiful and shady gravelly walk. There are tension beyond the fourth number. Among his manufactures here of druggets

, serges, bolting papers were found incomplete translations of cloths, linens, &c., likewise cotton spinning Winckelman's History of Art

, and of Lessing's factories, and dye-houses. The inhabitants Laocoon; memoranda his travels ; and An In- trade in hemp, grain, fodder, &c. This town is troduction to Numismatology:

thirty-nine miles W.S.W. of Chartres, forty-eight NOEL (Alexander), an indefatigable writer of north-east of Mans, and 105 south-west of Paris.

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Arbuthnot.

NOGENT-SUR-SEINE, a pretty little post- soil is excellent and always productive; the intown, and chief place of a subprefecture in the habitants find very rich manure in the marine department of the Aube, containing 3200 inha- plants that cover the coast. Here are many salt bitants, and having an inferior court of justice. marshes; but they are very productive and fine It is delightfully situated on the left bank of the pastures for caitle : there are also vineyards that Seine, which is navigable here, and at the extre- yield tolerably good wine. Besides the town of mity of some immense meadows that border Noirmoutiers there are the villages of Barbatre each side of this river. is generally a well- and Epine, including together a population of built, neat, and airy town. In the month of about 7500. The inhabitants have made very conMarch, 1814, a bloody battle was fought here siderable embankınents, by which they have prebetween the French and the allied armies, dur- served the most productive part of the island, ing which the bridge over the Seine, the town- which is twelve feet below the level of the ocean. hall, and several houses, were set on fire; the NOISE, n. 8., v. N.,

Fr. noise ; ruins of part of these edifices still remain.

NOISE FUL, adj.

Arm. Here are manufactories of caps, and rope.

Noise'LESS,

Sound; and, grounds, and quantities of wood are floated Noise'-MAKER, n. s.

emphatically, along the river from this place to Paris. A trade Nois'y, adj.

loud sound; is also carried on in grain, flour, wine, vinegar, clamor; outcry; disturbance; fame: to noise is wood and charcoal, slates, salt, hemp, wool, &c. to sound loudly: also to spread by rumor or reA passage boat starts hence every Wednesday port: noiseful and noisy mean loud ; clamorous; for Paris. There are some beautiful walks on viragorious: noiseless, silent; quiet; without the banks of the Seine, which command a fine sound: noise-maker, a clamorer. prospect of the country and of the navigation.

Therfore Jhesus eft makyng noise in himsilf, cam A handsome four-mill stands on the Seine.

to the graue and ther was a denne, and a stoone was NOGʻG EN, adj. Goth. knauke, labor. Hard; leid theronne.

Il'iclif. Jon 11. rough; harsh.

All these sayings were noised abroad throughout He put on a hard, coarse, noggen shirt of Pendrel's. all the hill country.

Luke i. 65. Escape of King Charles. Whether it were a whistling sound, or a melodious NOGʻGIN, n.s. Germ. nossel; Irish, neiggen. noise of birds among the spreading branches, these A small mug or can.

things made them swoon. Frog laughed in his sleeve, gave the squire the

On our quickest decrees,

The' inaudible and noiseless foot of time other noggin of brandy, and clapped him on the back.

Steals, ere we can effect them. Shakspeare. NOI'ANCE, n. s. Fr. nuire ; Lat. nocere.

Great motions in nature pass without sound, or Noie, v. a.

Injury; mischief; incon- noise. The heavens turn about in a most rapid moNoi'er, n. s.

venience: to noie is to in- tion, without noise to us perceived ; though in some Noi'ous, adj. jure; disturb; annoy: a

dreams they have been said to make an excellent

Bacon's Natural History. noier, one who annoys: noious, mischievous ;

I shall not need to relate the affluence of young troublesome. All these words are out of use.

nobles from hence into Spain; after the voice of our To borrow to-day, and to-morrow to mis,

prince's being there had been quickly noised. For lender and borrower noiance it is. Tusser.

Wotton. Let servant be ready with mattock in hand. To stub out the bushes that wieth the land. . Those terrors, which thou speakest of, did me none; The north is a noier to grass of all suits,

Tho' noising loud and threatening nigh. The east a destroyer to herbs and all fruits. Id.

Fear
Being bred in a hot country, they found much Shakes your hearts, while thro' the isle they hear
hair on their faces to be noious unto them. Spenser. A lasting noise, as horrid and as loud
The false Duessa, leaving noious night,

As thunder makes, before it breaks the cloud.
Returned to stately palace of dame Pride.
But neither darkness foul, nor filthy bands,

O leave the noisy town, O come and see Nor noiors smell his purpose could withhold. Id. Our country cotts, and live content with me!

Dryden. The single aud peculiar life is bound, With all the strength and armour of the mind,

That eunuch, guardian of rich Holland's trade, To keep itself from noiance. Shaksy rare. Hamlet.

Whose noiset ul valour does no foe invade,

And weak assistance will his friends destroy. Id. NOIR, CAPE, a cape on the west coast of

So noiseless would I live, such death to find, Terra del Fuego, is formed by a steep rock of Like timely fruit, nor shaken by the wind, considerable height, and the south-west point of But ripely dropping from the sapless bough. a large island that seems to lie about a league or The issue of all this noise is, the making of the a league and a half from the main land. At the noisemakers still more ridiculous. L'Estrange. point are two rocks, the one peaked like a sugar- To noisy fools a grave attention lend. foaf, the other not so high and less peaked. which has made so much noise through all

ages

, and

Socrates lived in Athens during the great plagne Long. 73° 33' W., lat. 54° 30' S. NOIRMOUTIERS, Isle of, situated in the

never caught the least infection. Addison's Spectator. Atlantic Ocean, on the coast of France, at the en

They might buz and whisper it one to another ; trance of the bay of Bourgneuf, which it bounds apostle, they then lift up their voices and noised it

and, tacitly withdrawing from the presence of the on the south-west. This island forms part of about the city.

Bentley. the department of La Vendée, and the arron

Although he employs his talents wholly in his dissement of Sables d'Olonne, and is about closet, he is sure io raise the hatred of the noisy thirty-six square miles in superficial extent. The crowd.

Suifi.

musick.

Harm

Milton.

Id.

Waller.

Id.

Smith.

army.

Convinced that noiseless piety might dwell gynia order, belonging to the pentandria class of In secular retreats, and flourish well. Harte.

plants: and in the natural method ranking under What noise have we had about transplantation of the forty-first order, asperifoliæ. The corolla is diseases, and transfusion of blood!

Baker.

campanulated; the style situated betwixt the NOI'SOME, adj. From the obsolete germens; the seeds are bilocular, and resemble Noi'somELY, adv. Norous, wnich see; or berries. Nor'sOMENESS, n. s.

SItal. noieso. Hurtful; NOLDIUS (Christian), a Danish divine, bora offensive; unwholesome; noxious: the adverb in 1626. He was rector of the college at Landand noun substantive corresponding.

scroon, and afterwards professor of divinity at The filthiness of his smell was noisome to all his Copenhagen; where he died in 1673 He wrote

2 Maccabees ix. 9. an excellent work, entitled Concordantiæ ParThe brake and the cockle are noisome too much.

ticularum Hebræo-Chaldaicarum. Tusser.

NOLI ME TANGERE, Lat. i. e. touch me not, In case it may be proved that, among the number in botany. See Impatiens, and MoMORDICA. of rites and orders common unto both, there are par

NOLI'TION, n. s. Lat. nolitio. Unwilling. ticulars, the use whereof is utterly unlawful in regard of some special bad and noisonne quality; there is no

ness : opposed to volition. doubt but we ought to relinquish such rites and

We may too certainly conclude that much more orders, what freedom soever we have to retain the than a single act of contrition, and a moral revoca. other still.

Hooker,

tion, that is, a sorrow and a nolition of the past sins, The seeing these effects, will be

may be done upon our death-bed without effect.

Jer. Tavlor. Both noisome and infectious. Shakspeare. Cymbeline.

Proper acts of the will are, volition, nitima, Foul words are but foul wind, and foul wind is choice, resolution, and command, in relation to sub

ordinate faculties.

Hale. but foul breath, and foul breath is noisome.

Id. Much Ado about Nothing. NOLL, n. s. Sax. Pnol. A head; a noddle. All my plants I save from nightly ill

An ass's noll I fixed on his head. Shakspeare. Of noisome winds, and blasting vapours chill.

NOLLEKINS (Joseph), a modern sculptor

Milton. When Antiochus was marching furiously to ac

of unquestionable genius and talent, was born in complish his threat of tuming Jerusalem into a char- London in 1737, his father being a painter disnel, a noisome disease did intercept his progress.

linguished by his close imitation of Watteau.

Barrow. This son was placed under Scheemakers, and in Gravisca noisome from the neighbouring fen, 1759 and 1760 gained premiums from the soAnd his own Cære sent three hundred men.

ciety of Arts. He then repaired to Rome where

Dryden. he obtained the instructions of the sculptor Ca. An error in the judgment is like an imposthume vaceppi, under whom he studied so successfully in the head, which is always noisome, and frequently that he soon had the honor of receiving a gold mortal.

South.

medal from the Roman academy of painting and If he must needs be seen, with all his filth and sculpture. He materially improved at this time noisomeness about him, he promises himself, however, that it will be some allay to his reproach to be but his fortune by becoming a dealer in antiques, one of many to march in a troop.

South.

and in the productions of Italian art generally. The noisome pestilence, that in open war

At Rome he executed the busts of many Eng. Terrible, marches through the mid-day air,

lishmen; and returning, in 1770, married soon And scatters death.

Prior. after the youngest daughter of Mr. Justice Welch, Thither flow,

with a handsome fortune, and took the lead in As to a common and most noisome sewer, his profession. Nollekins was chiefly distinThe dregs and feculence of every land.

guished by his careful and accurate imitation

Couper. of nature, and by the absence of all peculiarity NOIZ, Lake, a lake of Louisiana, United but bers. His Venus with the Sandal is esteemed States, about fifty miles in circumference. It his principal production in the beau ideal ; but discharges itself into the Bayou Rigula de Bon- his busts are much admired. He was a great dieu, which joins Red River, three miles above favorite with George III., eccentric in many Natchitoches. All the salt used by the inhabi- points of his character, and a strange mixture of tants of the Red River settlements is made here, avarice in small matters with great occasional and the water is so impregnated with salt as to generosity. Nollekins died April 23d, 1823, require very little boiling. The outlet is navi- in the eighty-sixth year of his age, and in the gable for boats most of the year. Ten miles possession it is said of £200,000. above Natchitoches.

NOLLE PROSEQUI, in law, is where a plaintiff NOLA, a town of Naples, in the Terra di La- in an action does not declare in a reasonable voro is the see of a bishop, has an episcopal time; in which case it is usual for the defendant's seminary, and is of considerable antiquity. It attorney to enter a rule for the plaintiff to de is the place where the emperor Augustus died. clare, after which a non pros. may be entered. A It is also said to have been the place of the in- nolle prosequi is esteemed a voluntary confesvention and first use of bells. Under the Ro- sion that the plaintiff has no cause of action; mans it was a flourishing colony, and numbers and therefore, if a plaintiff enters his nolle proof Etruscan vases are still found in it: but its sequi, he shall be amerced ; and, if an informer modern town is gloomy and ill built. Silk is cause the same to be entered, the defendant shall raised in the neighbourhood. Sixteen miles east have costs. by north of Naples.

NOLLET (John Anthony), F. R. S., an emiNOLANA, in botany, a genus of the mono- nent French philosopher, born at Pimbre, in the diocese of Noyon, on the 17th of November, They are also called Numidæ, or Numidians. 1700, of respectable but not wealthy parents. Sallust says they were a colony of Persians They sent him to the college of Clermont in brought into Africa with Hercules. The Nomades Beauvoisis ; afterwards to Beauvais, and at last to of Asia inhabited the coasts of the Caspian Sea. Paris; where he studied scholastic divinity ; dur- The Nomades of Scythia were the inhabitants of ing his probation in 1728, he was made a deacon, Little Tartary; who still retain their ancient and obtained a licence to preach. His time was manner of living. now divided between theology and the sciences. NO-MAN'S-LAND, a space between the after The latter, however, prevailed, and he entered part of the belfrey and the fore part of a ship's into the study of physics with ardor, and was re- boat, when the said boat is stowed upon the ceived into the society of arts. Iv 1730 he was booms, as in a deep waisted vessel. These booms engaged in a work conjointly with Reaumur and are laid from the forecastle nearly to the quarterDa Fay of the academy of sciences. In 1734 deck, where their after ends are usually sustained he went to London in company with Messrs. by a frame called the gallows, which consists of Du Fay, Du Hamel, and Jussieu. His merit two strong posts, about six feet high, with a procured him a place in the royal society with- cross piece reaching from one to the other, out solicitation. Two years after he went to athwart ships, and serving to support the ends of Holland, where he formed an intimate connexion those booms, masts, and yards, which lie in rewith Desaguliers, Gravesande, and Muschen- serve to supply the place of others carried away, broek. On his return to Paris he resumed the &c. The place called No-man's-land is used to course of experimental physics which he had contain any blocks, ropes, taekles, &c., which begun in 1735, and which he continued till 1760. may be necessary on the foreeastle. It probably These courses of physics suggested the idea of derives this name from its situation, as being neiparticular courses in chemistry, anatomy, natu- ther on the starboard nor larboard side of the ral history, &c. In 1708 the count de Maurepas ship, nor on the waist or forecastle; but, being prevailed on cardinal Fleury to establish a pub- situated in the middle, partakes equally of all lic class for experimental physics: and the abhé those places. Nollet was appointed the first professor. In NOMARCHA, in antiquity, the governor or 1739 he was admitted a member of the royal commander of a nome, or nomos. Egypt was academy of sciences; and in April following anciently divided into several regions or quarters, the king of Sardinia, intending to establish a called nomes, from the Geeek vopos, taken in professorship of physics at Turin, invited him the sense of a division ; and the officer who had into his dominions. Thence he travelled into the administration of each nome or nomos, from Italy. In 1744 he was invited to Versailles, to the king, was called nomarcha, from vopos and instruct the dauphin in experimental philosophy; apxn, command. the king and royal family were often present at NOMBRIL Point, in heraldry, is the next his lectures. The qualities of his heart as well below the fess point, or the very centre of the as of his understanding gained him the esteem of escutcheon. Supposing the escutcheon divided his pupil. In April 1749 he again made a tour into two equal parts below the fess, the first of into Italy, being sent thither for the purpose of these divisions is the nombril, and the lower the making observations. In 1753 the king insti- base. tuted a class of experimental philosophy in the NOME, or Name, in algebra, denotes any royal college of Navarre, and appointed abbé quantity with a sign prefixed or added to it, Nollet professor. In 1757 he appointed him whereby it is connected with some other quantity, preceptor in physics and natural history to the upon which the whole becomes a binomial, triprinces, and professor of experimental philoso- nomial, or the like. See ALGEBRA. phy in the school of Artillery at Fere. In No- NOMENCLATOR, n. s. ? Lat. nomencla. vember following he was admitted as a pension- NOMENCLA'TURE.

} tor; Fr. nomenary of the royal academy of sciences; and in clature. One who calls things or persons by :761 professor of experimental philosophy at their proper names: nomenclature, the act of Meziers. He died in Paris on the 25th of April naming, or vocabulary of names; a dictionary. 1770, aged seventy. His works are, 1. Several

To say, where notions cannot fitly be reconciled, papers inserted in the memoirs of the academy of that there wanteth a term or nomenclature for it, is sciences; among which one on the Hearing of but a shift of ignorance. Bacon's Natural History. Fishes is particularly valuable. 2. Leçons de

The watery plantations fall not under that nomenPhysique experimentale, 6. vols. 12mo., 1753. clature of Adam, which unto terrestrious animals as3. Recueil des Lettres sur l'Electricité, 3 vols. signed a name appropriate unto their natures. 12mo 1753. 4. Essai sur l'Electricité, des corps, 1 vol. 12mo. 5. Recherches sur les causes par- There were a set of men in old Rome called noticulieres des phenomenes Electriques, 1 vol. menclators; men who could call every man by his

Addison. 6. L'Andes Experiences, 3 vols. 12mo. with figures, 1770.

Are envy, pride, avarice, and ambition, such ill NOMADES, a name given, in antiquity, to nomenclators that they cannot furnish appellations for several nations whose whole occupation was to

Swift. feed and tend their flocks; and who had no fixed NomenclatOR, in Roman antiquity, was a place of abode, but were constantly shifting ac- slave who usually attended upon persons that cording to the convenience of pasturage.

The stood candidates for offices, and prompted or word comes from the Greek veuw, to feed. The suggested to them the names of all the citizens most celebrated Nomades were those of Africa. they met, that they might address them by their

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