nosing

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nosing

  1. present participle of nose

Noun[edit]

nosing (plural nosings)

  1. An animal's pushing or exploration with the nose.
    • Dave Hughes, An Angler's Astoria
      The hours of the day often follow such a beginning like a wagging tail follows through the nosings and affections and fireside dreamings of a happy dog.
  2. That part of the treadboard of a stair that projects over the riser.
  3. Any similar projection, such as the projecting edge of a moulding.

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