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nosing British & World English

A rounded edge of a step or moulding

nose British & World English

(Of an animal) thrust its nose against or into something

rock nosing British & World English

A method of whaling (especially during poor weather conditions) in which a ship lies at anchor in a protective harbour or close to the shore, while smaller boats are sent out to search for whales and guide them to the ship.

brown-nose British & World English

Curry favour with (someone) by acting very obsequiously