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CN

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for CHINA.

CN

An abbreviation for cupro-nickel. The abbreviation is used most frequently by coin collectors and investors to indicate coins made out of 88% copper and 12% nickel.
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I forced myself to ponder upon the sound of the crescent as it should pass across the garment -- upon the peculiar thrilling sensation which the friction of cloth produces on the nerves.
But the shock of the night's adventures had shattered his nerves, and before morning he lay delirious in a high fever under the care of Dr.
Not until they had eaten and to each had been issued the little ration of smoking tobacco allowed after each evening meal did any sign of a relaxation of taut nerves appear.
Might it reawake the dying nerve if the family were living close against her eyes?
I lowered the gun and stepped to the corner of the cabin, primarily to relieve the tension on my nerves and to make a new start, and incidentally to be closer.
The nerves and brain are matter: our visual sensations when we look at them may be, and I think are, members of the system constituting irregular appearances of this matter, but are not the whole of the system.
I will continue calmly concerning persons with strong nerves who do not understand a certain refinement of enjoyment.
They had left Louisa beginning to sit up; but her head, though clear, was exceedingly weak, and her nerves susceptible to the highest extreme of tenderness; and though she might be pronounced to be altogether doing very well, it was still impossible to say when she might be able to bear the removal home; and her father and mother, who must return in time to receive their younger children for the Christmas holidays, had hardly a hope of being allowed to bring her with them.
I remember how I used to get on his nerves at Rome.
At nine-and-twenty I was gaunt and gray; my nerves were shattered, my heart was broken; and my face showed it without let or hindrance from the spirit that was broken too.
The summer came, breathless and sultry, and even at night there was no coolness to rest one's jaded nerves.
My nerves aren't very strong, and it takes very little to upset me.