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 Navvy.Nayres (1 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nay-word.
 
Pass-word. Slender in The Merry Wives of Windsor, says—   1
        “We have a nay-word how to know each other I come to her in white and cry Mum, she cries Budget, and by that we know one another.”—Shakespeare.
 


 Navvy.Nayres (1 syl.). 

 
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