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 nth, or nth plus One,Nab. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The fairy which offers Orpheus for food in the infernal regions a roasted ant, a flea’s thigh, butterflies’ brains, some sucking mites, a rainbow-tart, and other delicacies of like nature, to be washed down with dewdrops, beer made from seven barleycorns, and the supernaculum of earth-born topers. (King: Orpheus and Eurydice.)   1

 nth, or nth plus One,Nab. 


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