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To Nim. v.a. [nemen, Dutch, to take.] To take. In cant, to steal.

They'll question Mars, and by his look
Detect who 'twas that nimm'd a cloak.
Hudibras, p. i.

They could not keep themselves honest of their fingers, but would be nimming something or other for the love of thieving. L'Estrange, Fable 241.

Sources: Butler, Samuel (98) · L'Estrange, Roger (131)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Nim." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 10, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6918.


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