back of the neck

back of the neck
nape of the neck, area behind the neck

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  • skuft (of the neck) —  the cuff or back of the neck. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • nape of the neck — noun (redundant) nape, back of the neck …   Wiktionary

  • To break the neck of — Neck Neck (n[e^]k), n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.] 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To harden the neck — Neck Neck (n[e^]k), n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.] 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • by the scruff of the neck — by the scruff of the/someone’s/neck phrase by the back of the neck He grabbed the boy by the scruff of his neck. Thesaurus: instances of touching, holding and physical contactsynonym Main entry: scruff * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • To break the neck — Break Break (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • devil on the neck — An instrument of torture, formerly used to extort confessions, etc. It was made of several irons, which were fastened to the neck and legs, and wrenched together so as to break the back …   Black's law dictionary

  • devil on the neck — An instrument of torture, formerly used to extort confessions, etc. It was made of several irons, which were fastened to the neck and legs, and wrenched together so as to break the back …   Black's law dictionary

  • On the neck of — Neck Neck (n[e^]k), n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.] 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tread on the neck of — Neck Neck (n[e^]k), n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.] 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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