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nit in Hair & beauty topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnitnit /nɪt/ noun [countable]  1 HBIDCBan egg of a louse (=a small insect that sucks blood), that is sometimes found in people’s hair2 British English informalSTUPID/NOT INTELLIGENT a silly person
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nitHis nanny had a cure for nits.She had to work in that awful place and get nits and steal and be beaten for wetting the bed.You can't mistake nits for dandruff.A litany of nits, ringworm, fleas and unmentionables ... But as the weeks and months passed, everything changed.I look a right nit in that uniform.Careful examination will reveal the tell-tale nits attached to the hairs.The nits are shiny and firmly attached to the hair.Nobody wanted to share a desk with the only girl in the class with nits in her head.