I remember my early years as full of excitement, friends, and adventure, nary an iron bar in sight.
nary a single member of Congress, from sea to shining sea, is proposing a bill with “socialized” anything.
This, of course, contradicted years of NFL statements, and there has been nary a peep since.
nary a word, though, from the Israel Project about the attacks on the Gaza media buildings.
nary a passerby recognized him, save a woman he happened to know.
He is "only an or'nary person," to reach the rhythm of the original by adopting a slang form in not quite the slang sense.
That was the time when Samp should have been grubbing at his law books, but nary a grub for him.
nary a bit of hardtack, but the wagons will be along presently, and you can get all you want.
It's no odds to me if he has bushels of peanuts or nary a one.
But I done tol' him yo' wus promised 'em, an' yo'd git 'em not nary nother.
1746, alteration of ne'er a, short for never a.