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 Nimrod.Nine. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nincompoop.
 
A poor thing of a man. Said to be a corruption of the Latin non compos [mentis], but of this there is no evidence.   1
 


 Nimrod.Nine. 

 
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