\ˈnōzd \

Definition of nosed 

: having a nose especially of a specified kind usually used in combination snub-nosed

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The Nature Conservancy is also using genetic data to inform the restoration of the blunt-nosed leopard lizard, determining what populations might be better suited for a warming climate, and should therefore be prioritized. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Can the Koala Genome Save the Species From Deforestation and Chlamydia?," 2 July 2018 The upshot is that universal credit is expected to end up being about £2bn ($2.7bn) less generous overall than the previous (already hard-nosed) system, shaving around 3% off the total bill. The Economist, "Britain’s switch to a “universal credit” is not going well," 31 May 2018 Still, his gritty defense and athleticism are strong points that lend themselves to an NBA role, and the Blazers could use a tough, hard-nosed player to add to their backcourt. Jeremy Woo,, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 6.0: Projecting All 60 Picks After March Madness," 3 Apr. 2018 Comparison: Antonio Daniels DiVincenzo projects as a hard-nosed rotation guy who plays both ends, with potential to take on more ballhandling responsibilities down the line. Jake Fischer,, "2018 NBA Draft: Donte DiVincenzo Scouting Report and Highlights," 18 June 2018 Back then, he was known as a hard-nosed, fundamentally sound player. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Daniel Descalso powers Diamondbacks to win over Dodgers in 12 innings," 9 May 2018 French bulldogs are more prone to respiratory problems as they are classified as short-nosed dogs, or brachycephalic. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "JetBlue crew saves French bulldog with oxygen mask during flight," 8 July 2018 Michael Raffl, a hard-nosed player, played right wing on the top unit, which included Couturier and Giroux. Sam Carchidi,, "Brian Elliott returns; Claude Giroux named Flyers' MVP," 5 Apr. 2018 LoForte is an example of the type of undervalued hard-nosed player Vanderhook and Fullerton count on. Ethan Bauer,, "Fullerton finds itself on the brink of its 27th consecutive NCAA regional trip," 1 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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: having a nose of a specified kind

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to reject or criticize sharply

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