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Nonpareil   Listen
adjective
Nonpareil  adj.  Having no equal; peerless.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Nonpareil" Quotes from Famous Books



... (19) are the Brown Russets; and though the "dish of Caraways" in the same passage may refer to the Caraway or Caraway-russet Apple, an excellent little apple, that seems to be a variety of the Nonpareil, and has long been cultivated in England, yet it is almost certain that it means a dish of Caraway Seeds. ...
— The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare • Henry Nicholson Ellacombe

... Wood-Thrush, Cat-Bird, and Red Thrush; the Rose-Breasted, Pine, and Blue Grosbeak; the Orchard and Golden Oriole; the Tawny and Hermit Thrushes; several Finches, —Bachmann's, the White-Crowned, the Indigo, and the Nonpareil; and finally, ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 59, September, 1862 • Various

... lieutenant-general and lord-marshal. He was to be the chief adviser of the Earl of Essex, and to have the command of operations on shore. The ships of war consisted of the Ark- Royal, the Repulse, Mere-Honour, War-Sprite, Rainbow, Mary, Rose, Dreadnought, Vanguard, Nonpareil, Lion, Swiftsure, Quittance, and Tremontaine. There were also twelve ships belonging to London, and the twenty-two Dutch vessels. The fleet, which was largely fitted out at the private expense of Lord Howard and the Earl of Essex, sailed from Dover to Plymouth. ...
— By England's Aid • G. A. Henty



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