Examples of nostril in a Sentence
My left nostril is stuffed up.
She left in a rage, her nostrils flaring.
Recent Examples of nostril from the Web
The men had inserted the white powder – cocaine, according to authorities – into the animal’s nostrils moments before force feeding whiskey to the animal, investigators said.
Piercing the thin membrane just below the cartilage that separates one's right and left nostrils would, essentially, feel like nothing.
By then, Simons' right eye was swollen shut, her nose was bruised and her nostrils were clogged with blood.
Gillanders frequently pushes the right buttons, as with a quartet of black truffle croquettes encasing a matrix of gooey aged white cheddar and jalapeño and releasing a fungal ambrosia that rises to your nostrils.
Presumably, the business of surviving by eating what the forest has to offer requires a more discriminating use of the nostrils than is needed for farming.
Judges studied the image and declared Miss California the winner by a nostril.
No technology is as powerful at detecting scents as the nostrils of dogs, which have long been trained to use their superior schnozzes to sniff out explosives, cadavers, bedbugs, ants and cancer, among other things.
Dippers also have flaps that cover their nostrils while diving.
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Origin and Etymology of nostril
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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