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 Nick’leby (Mrs.).Nicknames. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nickname.
 
“An eke name,” written A noke name. An additional name, an ag-nomen. The “eke” of a beehive is the piece added to the bottom to enlarge the hive. (See NOW-A-DAYS.)   1
 


 Nick’leby (Mrs.).Nicknames. 

 
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