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nape in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnapenape /neɪp/ noun [singular] literary  HBHthe bottom part of the back of your neck, where the hair ends the soft warm nape of her neck
Examples from the Corpus
napeBehind her in the fluorescent glint bald heads and napes bulge over armchairs still turned inwards, turned away.It's made from 100% easy-care polyester and measures 24in from nape of neck to hem.One arm went round his neck, her fingers tangling in the silky hair at his nape.Putting the thumbs at the nape, while the fingers pressed the sides.As she turned away he gently caught the nape of her neck with his free hand.Behind her lay a blanket of cold air as icy snouts nuzzled the nape of her neck.He went across and stroked the nape of her neck, and she sniffed and stiffened and then relaxed.the ... nape of ... neckThe blanched nape of a neck, spiders of hair breaking free of the bun, twirling on the surface.He felt their resentful eyes burning the nape of his neck.She ran a finger down the nape of his neck.Behind her lay a blanket of cold air as icy snouts nuzzled the nape of her neck.The ground colour is a bright burnished silver with a black band across the eye from the nape of the neck.I feel it looming up behind me, breathing lightly on the nape of my neck.He went across and stroked the nape of her neck, and she sniffed and stiffened and then relaxed.