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 Nose Out of Joint.Nos’not-Bo’cai [Bo’-ky]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nosey.
 
The Duke of Wellington was lovingly so called by the soldiery. His “commander’s nose” was a very distinguishing feature of the Iron Duke.   1
 


 Nose Out of Joint.Nos’not-Bo’cai [Bo’-ky]. 

 
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