Nuz"zle (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nuzzied (?);p. pr. & vb. n. Nuzzling (?).] [See Noursle.]


To noursle or nurse; to foster; to bring up.


The people had been nuzzled in idolatry. Milton.

2. [Perh. a corruption of nestle. Cf. Nustle.]

To nestle; to house, as in a nest.


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Nuz"zle (?), v. i. [Dim. fr. nose. See Nozzle.]


To work with the nose, like a swine in the mud.

And nuzzling in his flank, the loving swine Sheathed, unaware, the tusk in his soft groin. Shak.

He charged through an army of lawyers, sometimes . . . nuzzling like an eel in the mud. Arbuthnot.


To go with head poised like a swine, with nose down.

Sir Roger shook his ears, and nuzzled along. Arbuthnot.

3. [Cf. Nuzzle, v. t., 2.]

To hide the head, as a child in the mother's bosom; to nestle.


To loiter; to idle.

[Prov. Eng.]



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