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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
  • Her bottom plate was not in, and her upper lip protruded; from time to time she would draw her nether lip to her upper plate and carry her chin with it.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • nether = lower
  • I ordered a pitcher of beer, and then another, and drank myself into a nether world of hallucinations.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • 41:24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
    The Bible  --  Job
  • I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • A void boundless as a nether sky.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • That's Cromwell... You're between the upper and the nether millstones then.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • And so Sir Tristram be-bled both the over sheet and the nether, and pillows, and head sheet.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I
  • The dwarf buttoned his bum-flap, which had been blasted open by the gale emanating from his nether regions.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • "In another popular Sumerian myth," the Librarian says, "Inanna descends into the nether world."
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • He still wore knee-breeches, and dark cotton stockings on his nether limbs; but they were not the breeches.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Anything more suggestive of gloom and of regions of nether darkness I never beheld.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The old gentleman lifted his shaggy eyebrows, protruded his thick nether lip, and tapped the arms of his chair with his cushioned fingertips.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Just loneliness, barrenness, men hunted and ray-gunned, all happening in some nether-land crevice.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • They wandered onward till they reached the nether margin of the heath, where it became marshy and merged in moorland.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • This is a military slang term that refers to a certain tightening sensation in the nether regions of the body, in response to fear.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • But those who reside in the nether world know that he who eats of the fruits of their realm is forever theirs.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • She turned her Palms out and down as ff he were a small stove burning softly somewhere in a nether world and she came to warm her hands at him.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Good nuncle, in; and ask thy daughters blessing: here's a night pities nether wise men nor fools.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear

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