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nape in Human topic

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