Also, nose around. Look for something, especially something private or hidden. For example, She was always nosing about the kitchen, looking in all the cupboards, or The detective nosed around the apartment. [Second half of 1800s]
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I will turn my nose up when you offer me the rest of some delicious pastry that you nibbled on.
They should have pointed the nose of the Airbus down and applied more power.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If the oft-talked-about college “hook-up culture” could be embodied by a place, it would be Shooters.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A spandex mask stretched over his face, covering his eyes and nose.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The struggle continues and Chan is punched, suffering a broken nose.
His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Sympathising with its desires, Benjy changed his posture, and managed just to touch the nose of his enemy.
He walked first to one side, and then the other, rooting in the dirt with his funny, rubbery nose.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
He shut his fist and hit Butterface a weak but well intended right-hander on the nose.
The girl began to hum, as she powdered her nose with a white glove, lying in a powder box.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson