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a.
Pertaining to, derived from, or related to, naphthalene; -- used specifically to designate any one of a series of carboxyl derivatives, called naphthoic acids.
n.
Any one of a series of hydroxyl derivatives of naphthalene, analogous to phenol. In general they are crystalline substances with a phenol (carbolic) odor.
n.
A yellow crystalline substance, C10H6O2, analogous to quinone, obtained by oxidizing naphthalene with chromic acid.
n.
A hydrocarbon radical regarded as the essential residue of naphthalene.
n.
One of two basic amido derivatives of naphthalene, C10H7.NH2, forming crystalline solids.
a.
Alt. of Naperian
a.
Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Napier, or Naper.
Alt. of Napier's rods
A set of rods, made of bone or other material, each divided into nine spaces, and containing the numbers of a column of the multiplication table; -- a contrivance of Baron Napier, the inventor of logarithms, for facilitating the operations of multiplication and division.
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Turnip-shaped; large and round in the upper part, and very slender below.
n.
A little towel, or small cloth, esp. one for wiping the fingers and mouth at table.
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A handkerchief.
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Without nap; threadbare.
See under Yellow.
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A French gold coin of twenty francs, or about $3.86.
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Of or pertaining to Napoleon I., or his family; resembling, or having the qualities of, Napoleon I.
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A supporter of the dynasty of the Napoleons.
n.
Sheet; surface; all that portion of a surface that is continuous in such a way that it is possible to pass from any one point of the portion to any other point of the portion without leaving the surface. Thus, some hyperboloids have one nappe, and some have two.
n.
The quality of having a nap; abundance of nap, as on cloth.
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The act or process of raising a nap, as on cloth.

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