N is for

Naval, adj. of or relating to ships, especially warships
Navel, n. the central point of anything, also the belly-button

Fortunately the ship’s crew didn’t have to manage any naval disasters, while the naval officer ate a navel orange and contemplated his navel.

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None, pron. not one, not any
Nun, noun. a female member of a religious order

None of the nuns knew what to do with Maria.

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Night, n. the period of darkness between sunset and sunrise
Knight, n. a mounted soldier in the Middle Ages, also a member of any order which designates its members as such

The knights approached the castle in the dark of the night.

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See also: Intro, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, Outro

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7 thoughts on “N is for

    • maggiemcg says:

      I wondered about that too! I think it’s an old pronunciation that fell off. I’ll have to see if I can find a better answer though!

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