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nose something (out) (onto something)

to drive or push something carefully out onto the surface of something, nose first. I nosed the car out onto the highway, looking both ways. She nosed out the car.

nose

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The Long Noses form a peculiar company, under the direct patronage of the god Tingou.
As a last scene, a "human pyramid" had been announced, in which fifty Long Noses were to represent the Car of Juggernaut.
He put his handkerchief over his nose and mouth, and crossed the room to the door.
Charles was right, for Antonio, moving his face, with a laugh cried in his turn--"There, sir, my nose is moved, but you can't see no better, after all.
Thank you kindly," the Man with a Wart on His Nose replied, pocketing the money; "it is just the same to us as if you joined.
If your conscience," says the man with the nose, "is indisposed toward foreign idioms ye might, to please yourself, smuggle the letter into the penultimate syllable.
There's two of ye," says the man with the nose, looking up and down for the sight of a policeman.
After a pause she added: "I had the honour to ask you why you thought the man's nose was false.
We looked then, and saw that the nose of our boat had got fixed under the woodwork of the lock, while the in-coming water was rising all around it, and tilting it up.
Poor Geppetto kept cutting it and cutting it, but the more he cut, the longer grew that impertinent nose.
It was the only way he could have passed, and Jerry's nose told him that he had passed.
Once, and twice, he sleepily brushed his nose with his paw.
But hardly had the light of day made it possible to see and distinguish things, when the first object that presented itself to the eyes of Sancho Panza was the squire of the Grove's nose, which was so big that it almost overshadowed his whole body.
miself ure onur nose I kant bee of ani farder sarvis to u in that
No keeper was at hand, so the Leopard Man stepped over a couple of paces, dealt the wolf a sharp blow on the nose with the light cane he carried, and returned with a sadly apologetic smile to take up his unfinished sentence as though there had been no interruption.