By a slender majority, most Tories voted with the “noes”—but there was no big interparty rebellion.
Thus they are counted, and the noes are counted in the same way.
The noes were ordered by the Speaker to go forth into the lobby.
The Ayes and noes were like two volleys of cannon from opposite sides of a field of battle.
The Ayes were a hundred and sixty-two; the noes a hundred and fifty-five.
The Speaker pronounced that the noes had it; and the Ayes did not think fit to divide.
The noes were a hundred and seventy, and the Ayes only a hundred and sixty-one.
The question was then taken on the amendment by a count, and the Chair announced the amendment was lost—ayes 20, noes 21.
“Ays to the right, noes to the left,” said Isaacs, in a loud voice.
The question being put, the House divided—ayes 39, noes 39; and it passed in the negative by the casting vote of the Speaker.
"negative reply," early 13c., from Old English na (adv.) "no, never, not at all," from ne "not, no" + a "ever." First element from Proto-Germanic *ne (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian, Old High German ne, Gothic ni "not"), from PIE root *ne "no, not" (see un-). Second element from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (see aye (2)).
As an adjective meaning "not any" (c.1200) it is reduced from Old English nan (see none), the final -n omitted first before consonants and then altogether. As a noun from c.1300. Phrase no can do "it is not possible" is attested from 1827, a locution of English-speaking Chinese noted 19c. in China, Australia and West Coast of U.S.
We repeated our advice again and again, but got no answer but a loud horse-laugh, and their national maxim of No can do: Europe fashion no do in China. ["Reminiscences of a Voyage to and from China," in "Paxton's Horticultural Register," London, 1836]Construction no X, no Y attested from 1530s (in no peny no pardon). No problem as an interjection of assurance first attested 1963. No way as an expression meaning "it can't be done" is attested by 1968.
The symbol for the element nobelium.
The symbol for nobelium.