"Oh, we shall want to talk to you; nixie is such a nice dog," laughed Barbara.
Get into the house, nixie, you crazy pup; you've lost your walk.
Here the nixie waved her tail triumphantly, and flirted it in the hunter's face in a way that was too provoking to be endured.
"You mustn't let nixie bother you; he'll try to be friendly," warned Tom.
Her face was flushed and her nixie eyes were dancing to the mischief she contemplated.
Tom and nixie departed, followed by praise from all the Wyndhams.
Next day his body was found floating on the lake by some woodcutters, and the nixie of the Mummel-lake was seen no more.
It took all of Tom's ability to keep her and nixie from under people's feet.
nixie was away to the westward by train, whilst I followed the currents of the ever-restless sea.
And later in the week nixie went out of town for the summer.
"water fairy," 1816 (introduced by Sir Walter Scott), from German Nixie, from Old High German nihhussa "water sprite," fem. of nihhus, from Proto-Germanic *nikwiz (cf. Old Norse nykr, Old English nicor "water spirit, water monster," also used to gloss hippopotamus; Grendel's mother in "Beowulf" was a nicor), perhaps from PIE *neigw- "to wash" (cf. Sanskrit nenkti "washes," Greek nizo "I wash," Old Irish nigid "washes").
A piece of mail that cannot be delivered because of damage, illegibility, etc (1885+ Post office)