Anatomically, a nose is a protuberance in vertebrates that houses the nostrils, or nares, which admit and expel air for respiration in conjunction with the mouth. Behind the nose are the olfactory mucosa and the sinuses. Behind the nasal cavity, air next passes through the pharynx, shared with the digestive system, and then into the rest of the respiratory system. In humans, the nose is located centrally on the face; on most other mammals, it is on the upper tip of the snout.
Famous quotes containing the word nose:
“Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.”
—English proverb, collected in George Herberts Outlandish Proverbs (1640)
“I knew this guy that broke my sisters nose when I was a kid and I always thought thats why he became a priest. He tied her up in a chair and it was like, you know, I thought he was like overcompensating.”
—Blake Edwards (b. 1922)
“a fat Reichian wife screeching over potatoes Get a job!
And five nose running brats in love with Batman”
—Gregory Corso (b. 1930)