Definition of Nippering
1. nipper [v] - See also: nipper
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Literary usage of Nippering
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Mining Engineers' Handbook by Robert Peele (1918)
"... below 6 ft, all used hammers, the drill rotating automatically on the -- Í: »azes $2.25 per ю hr (day's work), or 45^ per ft, sharpening and nippering ..."
2. "Where Angels Fear to Tread" by Morgan Robertson (1899)
"Then they clapped a luff-tackle on the fall, and by heaving on this, nippering and fleeting up, they lifted the ..."
3. The Sailor's Word-book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including by William Henry Smyth (1867)
"... nippering. Fastening nippers by taking turns crosswise between the parts to jam them; and sometimes with a round turn before each cross. ..."
4. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp, Brooke Heckstall-Smith (1900)
"nippering.—Joining a rope by cross turns. Nock.—The weather corner of a gaff sail. The throat. Xo Nearer.—An order given to a steersman not to luff any more ..."
5. Manual of Heavy Artillery Service: For the Use of the Army and Militia of by John Caldwell Tidball (1891)
"Very useful In putting on lashings, Ac. nippering is fastening them by taking turns crosswise between the parts to jam them, and sometimes with a ..."