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Nameless creature
124;

Naming
129; 134; 153;

Nansen, Fridtjof (1861-1930)
138; Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansenm was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat; 147; Wikipedia entry

naphtha engines
27; Naphtha is a clear liquid hydrocarbon that is produced during the fractional distillation of crude petroleum oil or coal tar. Naphtha distills off between gasoline and kerosene. There are two basic types of naphtha engines: an internal combustion engine, and an external combusion engine used exclusively for powering small boats and yachts just before the turn of the century. — From the Gas Engine Magazine Website

Napoleon I, born Napoleone di Buonaparte (1869-1821)
543; a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from 11 November 1799 to 18 May 1804, Emperor of the French (Empereur des Français) under the name Napoleon I (Napoléon 1er) from 18 May 1804 to 6 April 1814, and was briefly restored as Emperor from 20 March to 22 June 1815; Wikipedia entry

Napoleon III, aka Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (1808-1873)
635; President of France from 1849 to 1852, and then Emperor of the French under the name Napoléon III from 1852 to 1870. He was the last monarch to rule France. Wikipedia entry

Narrative
883; "let us reluctantly leave them...";

Narvik's Mush-It-Away Northern Cuisine
134;

Native Americans
777;

Ñato, El
384; in New Mexico;

Naunt, Arturo
612; Chelsea painter, The Mutilation of Atys; the Greek goddess Cybele fell in love with Atys and made him her priest. Before Atys took his vows, he could not resist having a final affair with the nymph Sagaritis. In a fit of jealousy, Cybele punished Atys for this and drove him temporarily insane. When he recovered, Atys was mortified to discover that he had emasculated himself during his insanity. He then wanted to commit suicide, but Cybele turned him into a fir tree. After these events, all priests in Cybeles service had to castrated themselves, and the fir tree became her holy tree; sculptor in London, 893;

Nebulay, Barry
526; Quaternionist in Ostend, from University of Dublin; 557;

Neville and Nigel
185; "creatures ministering to" Lew Basnight after a blast; youngsters native of England, 489; 678; impersonating British idiots, 685; DISCUSSION

Newbolt, Henry
893; cricket masterpiece, "Vitaï Lampada";

Newburgh
59; insane asylum in Northern Ohio. More information here.

Newnham and Girton
490; 493;

Nicol prism
139; a type of polarizer, an optical device used to generate a beam of polarized light; 354; 391; 538; 1036; Wikipedia entry

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm (1844-1900)
749; a German philosopher. His writing included critiques of religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, using a distinctive style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. Wikipedia

Nietzsche never married, and after he became too ill to remain as a professor, his mother and sister cared for him. At one point he was great friends with Richard Wagner and his wife Cosima. His sister and her husband Foerster were quite anti-Semitic, and claimed that N. was, too. See [1]

Nietzsche's sister, in an introduction to Thus Spake Zarathustra, said that while writing the work, Nietzsche wrote to her:

"I have engaged a place here for three months: forsooth, I am the greatest fool to allow my courage to be sapped from me by the climate of Italy. Now and again I am troubled by the thought: WHAT NEXT? My 'future' is the darkest thing in the world to me, but as there still remains a great deal for me to do, I suppose I ought rather to think of doing this than of my future, and leave the rest to THEE and the gods."[2] (Emphasis added)

Niflheim
128; Niflheim ("Land of Mists") is the realm of ice and cold in Norse mythology. It is located north of Ginnungagap and there dwells the hrimthursar (Frost Giants) and here is also located Hel. The tree Yggdrasill has a root here in the spring Hvergelmir, and it is gnawed away at by the serpent Nidhogg; 142; Wikipedia entry

Nihilism
110; Nihilism (from the Latin nihil, nothing) is a philosophical position which argues that the world, especially past and current human existence, is without objective meaning, purpose, comprehensible truth, or essential value. Nihilists generally assert some or all of the following: there is no reasonable proof of the existence of a higher ruler or creator, a "true morality" does not exist, and secular ethics are impossible; therefore, life has no truth, and no action can be preferable to any other. Wikipedia entry

Nikolaevitch, Grigori
755; Russian at Hotel Tarim

Nikos
653; drilling in the Swiss Alps, with Reef

Nobel brothers
444;

Noellyn
493; blond at Cambridge

Nookshaft, Grand Cohen Nick
608; as "Little Nemo" 683;

Noonan, Nellie
334;

Noseworth, Lindsay
4; Master At Arms on The Inconvenience; 107; Communications Officer, 116; Unit Treasurer, 398; 432;

Northern Temple of Connexion
446;

Novi Pazar
809; city and municipality located in the Raška District of Serbia at 43.15° North, 20.52"° East, in the geographical region of Sandžak. The name Novi Pazar (then Novibazar) entered the world encyclopædias as a synonym for the Sandžak region in 1878, the year when the Congress of Berlin designated the entire region as "corpus separatum" named Sanjak of Novi Pazar. The Sanjak of Novi Pazar was occupied and administered by Austria-Hungary from 1878 to 1908. In 1908 it was returned to the Ottoman Empire, which ruled this territory until it was lost to Serbia in 1912 during the First Balkan War. After World War I, the town of Novi Pazar rapidly lost its importance. Wikipedia

Novlians
818; "old Uskok family"

nunatak
139; Eskimo: "land connected"; sentient rock;

Nuovo Rialto
439; sub-desert port; Rialto is an area of the San Polo sestiere of Venice, known for its markets and for the Rialto Bridge; Wikipedia entry

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  1. "Nietzsche in this time attempted to find a wife — to no avail." [1]
  2. Nietzsche, Friedrich, Thus Spake Zarathustra, A Book For All And None, Translated by Thomas Commmon, Introduction by Mrs. Forster-Nietzsche - e-text at Project Gutenberg
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