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Nictate

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To Níctate. v.a. [nicto, Latin.] To wink.

There are several parts peculiar to brutes, which are wanting in man; as the seventh or suspensory muscle of the eye, the nictating membrane, and the strong aponeuroses on the sides of the neck. Ray.

Sources: Ray, John (59)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Nictate." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 12, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8752.


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