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[usually in place names] A headland or promontory:‘Orford Ness’
- ‘The legend was that as the old church in Ashland-the ‘Old White Church’ was no longer in use, its windows would make-do for the Holder ness Church.’
Old English næs, perhaps reinforced in Middle English by Old Norse nes; related to Old English nasu ‘nose’.
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