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 N added to Greek words ending in a short vowel to lengthen it “by position,” and “l” added to French words beginning with a vowel,nth, or nth plus One, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
N. H.
 
Bugs. The letters are the initials of Norfolk Howard, in allusion to a Mr. Bugg who, in 1863, changed his name to Norfolk Howard.   1
 


 N added to Greek words ending in a short vowel to lengthen it “by position,” and “l” added to French words beginning with a vowel,nth, or nth plus One, 

 
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