(archaic) the channels between Great Britain and the Continent and Great Britain and Ireland
[nahr-vik] /ˈnɑr vɪk/ noun 1. a seaport in N Norway. /ˈnɑːvɪk; Norwegian ˈnarvik/ noun 1. a port in N Norway: scene of two naval battles in 1940; exports iron ore from Kiruna and Gällivare (Sweden). Pop: 18 542 (2004 est)
[nahr-wuh l] /ˈnɑr wəl/ noun 1. a small arctic whale, Monodon monoceros, the male of which has a long, spirally twisted tusk extending forward from the upper jaw. /ˈnɑːwəl/ noun 1. an arctic toothed whale, Monodon monoceros, having a black-spotted whitish skin and, in the male, a long spiral tusk: family Monodontidae n. 1650s, from […]
[nair-ee] /ˈnɛər i/ adjective, Older Use. 1. not any; no; never a: nary a sound. /ˈnɛərɪ/ adverb 1. (dialect) not; never: nary a man was left adj. 1746, alteration of ne’er a, short for never a.
- Nary a
Not one, as in There’s nary a mention of taxes in that speech, or Nary an officer could be seen. This archaic-sounding contraction of “never a” remains in current use. [ Mid-1700s ]