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 Nick,Nickar or Hnickar. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nicka-Nan Night.
 
The night preceding Shrove Tuesday is so called in Cornwall, because boys play tricks and practical jokes on that night.   1
 


 Nick,Nickar or Hnickar. 

 
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