His black hair sweeps back from the crest of his high forehead and laps at the nape of his neck; his lips are pursed.
Oref—The homefront, although literally, the back of the neck, the nape.
His gray hair curls at the nape, but he is as graceful as he was in 1949, his timing as immaculate.
From there, the pain shoots out toward my temple and down to the nape of my neck.
It should shade from the sun, and, if used in hunting, protect the nape of the neck from rain.
She was carrying her kitten as does a cat, by the nape of the neck.
The nape and back of the head are black, but the forehead is marked by a large white spot.
He held the man by the nape of the neck, and the blood was spurting.
She was still in her riding clothes, her 212 head bare with its ribbon half untied in the nape of her slender neck.
The cheeks and nape are white, while the rest of the upper plumage is iron grey.
"back of the neck," c.1300, of unknown origin, perhaps from Old French hanap "a goblet," in reference to the hollow at the base of the skull. "The entire absence of forms with initial k makes it difficult to connect the word with the apparently synonymous OFris (hals) knap [OED].
nape (nāp, nāp)
The back of the neck.