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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nill \Nill\, n. [Cf. Ir. & Gael. neul star, light. Cf. Nebula.] 1. Shining sparks thrown off from melted brass. [1913 Webster] 2. Scales of hot iron from the forge. --Knight. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nill \Nill\ (n[i^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nilled (n[i^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Nilling.] [AS. nilan, nyllan; ne not + willan to will. See No, and Will.] Not to will; to refuse; to reject. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Certes, said he, I nill thine offered grace. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nill \Nill\, v. i. To be unwilling; to refuse to act. [1913 Webster] The actions of the will are "velle" and "nolle," to will and nill. --Burton. [1913 Webster] Will he, nill he, whether he wills it or not; usually contracted to willy-nilly. [1913 Webster]




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