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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A notch or a small cut.
verb tr.: To make a small cut or notch.
Of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of niche. Earliest documented use: noun: 1726; verb: 1880.
“‘With a nitch in it,’ she added, referring to the dimple at its crest.”
Oxford S. Stroud; To Yield a Dream; NewSouth Books; 2002.
“I engraved, or nitched, on the broad end of the oar.”
Jack London; The Star Rover; Macmillan; 1915.
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