Old Nick


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Old Nick

An old-fashioned name for the devil in Christianity. Primarily heard in UK. After dating a vegetarian for six months, I would sell my soul to Old Nick for a big, juicy steak right about now.
See also: nick, old
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Phillip said he had something to show me and took me into the yard and pulled back a tarpaulin sheet and there was Old Nick with a big crack in him.
But the building on which Old Nick was mounted remained standing, as the architect had predicted.
I read an appeal in the newspaper from local historian Rowley Davies asking for information about the whereabouts of Old Nick.
Mr Lewis said that the Rees family were happy to let the Devil return for PS300, with the money raised by C&A, the store which then occupied the unit in the Quadrant, where Old Nick sits today, again overlooking St Mary's Church.
I know it's quite a controversial subject and some people don't like it but to me the Swansea Devil is part of the city's history and a lot of us oldies remember Old Nick.
Peeved at losing out to rival Sir Arthur Blomfield, the architect erected a building opposite the church and put Old Nick on top, glaring towards the redesigned church.
St Mary's and many surrounding buildings were indeed burnt to the ground, but Old Nick and the building the statue was placed on were untouched.
But Liz, who played Old Nick in Bedazzled, was delighted to meet Saint Nick.
Sam's soul was sold to the Devil by his dad, the upshot being he has to work for a smooth talking, besuited Old Nick when he hits 21, returning escaped souls to Hell.
IF the title of this programme is correct, then an awful lot of us share our sartorial sense with Old Nick himself.
Little Nicky would rather sit in his room listening to his beloved heavy metal than vie with his brothers (Rhys Ifans and Tiny Lister) for control of Dad's throne, but when their scheming takes them up to Earth and stops new souls getting through the gates to Hell, draining Satan's life force, it's up to naive Nicky to trick them back home before Old Nick fades away completely.
Tonight Young Nick's dad, Old Nick - the war hero - is tricked into selling a valuable war medal.
Yep, Old Nick has raided Rufus Wainwright's wardrobe, learned to talk like Dot Cotton and called himself Russell Brand.
SATAN, the Devil, the Prince of Darkness, Lucifer, Beelzebub, Mephistopheles, Old Nick, Auld Clootie.
However, Konterman is convinced Old Nick has put a curse on his team-mates.