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 Nic’olas.Nic’otine (3 syl.) 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Nicor (A).
A sea-devil, in Scandinavian mythology, who eats sailors.   1
        “My brother saw a nicor in the Northern sea. It was three fathoms long, with the body of a bison-bull, and the head of a cat, the beard of a man, and tusks an ell long, lying down on its breast. It was watching for the fishermen.”—Kingsley: Hypatia, chap. xii.

 Nic’olas.Nic’otine (3 syl.) 


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