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 Nickel Silver.Nick’leby (Mrs.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nicker.
 
One who nicks or hits a mark exactly. Certain night-larkers, whose game was to break windows with halfpence, assumed this name in the early part of the eighteenth century.   1
       
“His scattered pence the flying Nicker flings,
And with the copper shower the casement rings.”
       
Gay: Trivia, iii.
 


 Nickel Silver.Nick’leby (Mrs.). 

 
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