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  • Good nuncle, in; and ask thy daughters blessing: here’s a night pities nether wise men nor fools.
  • Horses are tied by the head; dogs and bears by the neck, monkeys by the loins, and men by the legs: when a man is over-lusty at legs, then he wears wooden nether-stocks.
  • This shows you are above, You justicers, that these our nether crimes So speedily can venge!

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  • Intently he listened for any sound from the nether world...
    James Matthew Barrie  --  The Adventures of Peter Pan
  • ...she could not bear a coarse word, so far as her limited vocabulary reached she had a passion for euphemisms, and she scented indecency everywhere; she never spoke of trousers but referred to them as nether garments...
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage

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