- a female given name, form of Helen.
- EleanorNell, 1650–87, English actress: mistress of Charles II.
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Examples from the Web for nell
For all we knew, she would be Jodie Foster in Nell, muttering chik-abee ta-ta een tha wayeen.The Monica Column You Least Expected
May 11, 2014
From the start of the book, Nell feels an attraction to churchyards.Charles Dickens' Enduring Insights on Human Loss and Suffering
February 18, 2013
He was born Mark Lavon Helm in 1940, in Elaine, Ark., the son of Nell and Diamond Helm, a cotton farmer.Levon Helm of The Band: Obituary
April 19, 2012
We meet Nell, a plump, insecure student at Drama Arts who laments losing lead roles to the beauties dominating her profession.This Week's Hot Reads
November 9, 2011
Just this morning I was listening to Noel Coward singing, “I went to a MAAAAAAVELOUS party with Nunu and Nada and Nell...”Dirty Harry
January 26, 2009
First you worry me to take the shares, and then you worry me not—I won't have it, Nell, I won't have it!
I told Nell not to keep worrying her about her frock, and this is the result.
Shan't tell Nell—dashed if I do anything to make the trouble worse!
The turn comes 'queen-jack,' an' Nell rakes down the eight hundred.Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
Nell is said to have cost the king over $300,000 in four years.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
- Nell, original name Eleanor Gwynne. 1650–87, English actress; mistress of Charles II
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