Her forehead rested in the nape of his neck, and she focused on the steady, slow rhythm of his heartbeat.
His dark hair was pulled back at the nape of his neck.
The typical forms belonging to this family are distinguished by the large dewlap or pouch situated beneath the head and neck, and by the crest, composed of slender elongated scales, which extends in gradually diminishing height from the nape of the neck to the extremity of the tail.
The muzzle is naked, the fur on the nape of the neck directed more or less completely forward, and the hind-limbs are less disproportionately elongated.
The typical genus Macropus, in which the muzzle is generally naked, the ears large, the fur on the nape of the neck usually directed backwards, the claw of the fourth hind-toe very large, and the tail stout and tapering, includes a large number of species.
Ducking her head, she buried her face in the nape of his neck again.
Their fair or red hair was brought forward from the crown of the head towards the forehead, leaving the nape of the neck uncovered; they shaved the face except the upper lip. They wore fairly close breeches reaching to the knee and a tunic fastened by brooches.
"Fine men!" remarked Napoleon, looking at a dead Russian grenadier, who, with his face buried in the ground and a blackened nape, lay on his stomach with an already stiffened arm flung wide.
Nonsense! cried the count, suddenly reddening with an apoplectic flush over neck and nape as old people do.
She wore the camisole that amplified her breasts, her curls captured at the nape of her neck.
He kissed the nape of her neck softly.
The Bella Coola Indians say the soul is a bird enclosed in an egg and lives in the nape of the neck.
cristatus, distinguished by the more pronounced development of the crest of long hairs on the nape of the neck, and closely related to the next species.
A crowd of military men was assembled there, members of the staff could be heard conversing in French, and Kutuzov's gray head in a white cap with a red band was visible, his gray nape sunk between his shoulders.
Originally nomads (hunters and fishers), all the Finnic people except the Lapps and Ostyaks have long yielded to the influence of civilization, and now everywhere lead settled lives as herdsmen, agriculturists, traders, &c. Physically the Finns (here to be distinguished from the Swedish-speaking population, who retain their Scandinavian qualities) are a strong, hardy race, of low stature, with almost round head, low forehead, flat features, prominent cheek bones, eyes mostly grey and oblique (inclining inwards), short and flat nose, protruding mouth, thick lips, neck very full and strong, so that the occiput seems flat and almost in a straight line with the nape; beard weak and sparse, hair no doubt originally black, but, owing to mixture with other races, now brown, red and even fair; complexion also somewhat brown.
Or it falls over the nape of the neck and is kept in position with a band; or again as a cloth cap has lappets to protect the ears.
His deep chestnut head and throat are diversified on either side by a line of buff, which, springing from the gape, runs upward to the eye, in front of which it forms a fork, one prong passing backward above and the other below, enclosing a dark glossy-green patch, and both losing themselves in the elongated feathers of the hind-head and nape.
The smallest member of the genus (C. reevesi) occurs in southern China and has a reddish-chestnut coat, speckled with yellowish grey and a black band down the nape.
Elisabeth's sigh of contentment rippled across the nape of his neck.
The light nape of neck to be confined to triangle behind ears and to be as small as possible color to match flanks.
The male Eider is mainly white with a black forehead, green nape and pinkish breast, the female is barred brown.
nape feathers, the bird flew into the roadside vegetation.
It is characterized by firm papules and pustules at the nape of the neck.
rufous female, but with a white patch on the nape.
The feathers of the head and neck, except on the crown and nape, where they are dark brown, are dingy white, and those of the body ash-coloured tinged with brown, while on the breast they are brownish-black, and on the belly and thighs white.
Juveniles are similar to the rufous female, but with a white patch on the nape.
By the mid-18th century, wigs were going out of fashion, although all men wore their hair long and bound at the nape of the neck.
Hands and feet of infants with Turner syndrome may be swollen or puffy at birth; there may be swelling at the nape of the neck.
An adult louse may be visible as movement on the scalp, especially around the ears, nape of the neck, and centerline of the crown, the warmest parts of the head.
Tonsure trichotillomania is a pattern hair loss of the scalp in which hair is present only at the nape and on the outer edge of the scalp.
It can be low, near the nape of the neck, or high on the head.
Large claw clips can be pinned at the nape of your neck for a romantic look, or they can take your hair up in a quick French twist.
Use your fingers to rake your hair into place, gathering it in your hands at the nape of your neck.
The back is stacked up so that the curvature of the head is more visible and the hair nearest the nape of the neck is short and unmoving.
Coontails are interesting plays with alternating colors (thanks to bleach, but you can probably do just as well with a dark dye if your hair is light) to give the appearance of a raccoon's tail at the nape of your neck.
A ponytail can be worn high, at the crown of the head, or low, at the nape of the neck.
To style, simply gather the hair at the nape of the neck into a low ponytail, twist and coil, tuck the ends in and secure with bobby pins.
Some men pull their hair to the nape of their neck and then create a small braid.
Head lice eggs look like small white or tan-colored dots at the base of the hair or on the scalp at the nape of the neck or behind the ears of an infested person.
To flip your ponytail through the base and achieve an elegant "rolled" look, start with a ponytail at the nape of the neck.
It's lower, off-center from the nape of the neck, and it gives you a soft, romantic look.
When rollers have cooled completely, take big, one inch chunks of your hair and twist them towards the nape of your neck, holding them secure with one free hand.
To mimic this sophisticated flair, sweep hair into nape grazing low buns or side swept twists.
Inverted bobs are tapered at the nape of the neck and cut longer around the face's frame.
Finally, gather your hair at the nape of your neck and twist it, taking care to secure the ends inward.
Use jewel-adorned bobby fins for a dressy look.Alternative: Instead of twisting your hair, wind it around into a low bun, securing it at the nape with a large, dramatic clip.
Girls with longer hair, try this: Curl your hair with a wide barrel curling iron, pull it back and tie it low at the nape of the neck with an elastic band the same color as your hair.
Gather all the twists at the nape of the neck and secure them with pins, preferably jeweled.
Small, thin, cornrows that are braided close together toward the nape of the neck is a nice corporate African American hair braiding style.
Pull the braids back to the nape of the neck.
Affix a flower hair pin or a netted veil over the waves, or let the curls fall gently around the nape of the neck for a feminine and sexy style.
The back reaches just to the nape of the neck.
Part Horizontally: With a pointed rattail comb, create a horizontal part right above the nape of the neck.
Perhaps you already remember having a "tail", the small section of hair usually 2 to 3 inches in length that framed the nape of the neck.
To create a twist, gather hair at the nape of the neck, and slowly twist downwards.
To create a low bun, set hair as desired and gather hair at the nape of the neck.
Pull your hair back into a ponytail-at the nape of your neck or higher up the back of your head, if you wish-and secure with a ponytail elastic.
The graduated bob that is currently popular features a short nape and longer sides.
Depending on the desired length, the downward angle from the nape to the front can be moderate or severe.
By applying a darker color in the back of the head from the occipital bone to the nape, and a lighter shade to the rest, the distinctive shape of the haircut is emphasized.
Mastering a French twist is easy: simply gather hair at the nape of your neck, twist upwards, and then tuck ends underneath the gathered tuft.
Pull the hair back into a loose ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with a band.
Nape skimming fringe is a good length to aim for.
If you're creating this look at home, start by creating a smooth side part and gathering hair at the nape of the neck about two inches off center and secure with a clear elastic.
A smooth, polished pony worn at the nape of the neck or pulled slightly to the side is a glamorous, yet simply elegant style that won't take away attention from the bride.
For a quick fix, keep curls tamed in a nape hugging bun for instant style.
Wearing a low ponytail that rests on the nape of the neck is a surefire way to keep the look fresh and gallant.
Smooth the length of your hair back and grasp it in one palm at the nape of the neck.
Gather a large section of hair behind one ear and twist up, across the back of the head instead of gathering all the hair at the nape of the neck and twisting up.
Before gathering the hair at the nape of the neck, twist back or braid smaller sections from the hairline and pin them into place.
The sides and back were cut at the same length, just long enough to touch the nape and allow for several spiked or tousled styles.
Justin opted for a much shorter nape and side which has helped mature his famous locks.
Your other hand supports the nape of the baby's neck with fingers below the baby's ears.
The hand nearest your breast cradles the nape of your baby's neck.
Starting at the nape of the neck, machine or hand sew one row of yarn to the head part of the back body piece.
Start at the nape of the doll's neck, and work your way up in rows about an inch apart, leave a quarter inch all the way around the outside of the head.
Gather your hair at the nape of the neck and secure in a ponytail using an elastic band.
A nape piercing is a surface piercing which runs horizontally across the nape of the neck.
There are many urban legends surrounding nape piercings, such as being associated with nerve or spinal damage, but these are just legends and there is no evidence to support them.
One of the most popular surface piercings is performed on the nape of the neck.
Initial nape piercings need to be performed with a surface bar able to accommodate the swelling, which can then be changed once swelling decreases.
Surface piercings are used to put piercings in areas where piercing through a body part is not an option, such as the nape of the neck, hips, wrist, sternum, arms and stomach.
If your hard hat has ratchet suspension, you'll be able to make a hat that is slightly too big fit snugly by twisting the knob at the nape of the neck.
Perkin, junr., Ber., 1884, 1 7, p. 451): - C6H4 < CH2Br + Na C(C02R)2 - 7Cs H4 C CH2 C(C02R)2 CH 2 Br Na C(C02R)2 CH2 C(C02R)2 C 10 1-1 8 E - CeH9?CH2 CH C02H Cs H4`CH2 C(C02H)2 CH 2 CH CO 2 H CH2 C(C02H)2 1 "Nape," the back of the neck, is of doubtful origin; it may be a variant of "knap," a knob or protuberance.
nape of the neck.
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