And he slept and dreamed the second time; and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
—Gen. xli, 5.
To see nails in your dreams, indicates much toil and small recompense.
To deal in nails, shows that you will engage in honorable work, even if it be lowly.
To see rusty or broken nails, indicates sickness and failure in business.
To dream that you are naked, foretells scandal and unwise engagements.
To see others naked, foretells that you will be tempted by designing persons to leave the path of duty. Sickness will be no small factor against your success.
To dream that you suddenly discover your nudity, and are trying to conceal it, denotes that you have sought illicit pleasure contrary to your noblest instincts and are desirous of abandoning those desires.
For a young woman to dream that she admires her nudity, foretells that she will win, but not hold honest men's regard. She will win fortune by her charms. If she thinks herself ill-formed, her reputation will be sullied by scandal. If she dreams of swimming in clear water naked, she will enjoy illicit loves, but nature will revenge herself by sickness, or loss of charms. If she sees naked men swimming in clear water, she will have many admirers. If the water is muddy, a jealous admirer will cause ill-natured gossip about her.
To dream of a napkin, foretells convivial entertainments in which you will figure prominently. For a woman to dream of soiled napkins, foretells that humiliating affairs will thrust themselves upon her.
To dream of the navy, denotes victorious struggles with unsightly obstacles, and the promise of voyages and tours of recreation. If in your dream you seem frightened or disconcerted, you will have strange obstacles to overcome before you reach fortune. A dilapidated navy is an indication of unfortunate friendships in business or love.
To dream that you are nearsighted, signifies embarrassing failure and unexpected visits from unwelcome persons. For a young woman, this dream foretells unexpected rivalry.
To dream that your sweetheart is nearsighted, denotes that she will disappoint you.
To dream that you see your own neck, foretells that vexatious family relations will interfere with your business.
To admire the neck of another, signifies your worldly mindedness will cause broken domestic ties.
For a woman to dream that her neck is thick, foretells that she will become querulous and something of a shrew if she fails to control her temper.
For a woman to dream of receiving a necklace, omens for her a loving husband and a beautiful home.
To lose a necklace, she will early feel the heavy hand of bereavement.
To dream of a necromancer and his arts, denotes that you are threatened with strange acquaintances who will influence you for evil.
To dream that you are in need, denotes that you will speculate unwisely and distressing news of absent friends will oppress you.
To see others in need, foretells that unfortunate affairs will affect yourself with others.
To use a needle in your dream, is a warning of approaching affliction, in which you will suffer keenly the loss of sympathy, which is rightfully yours.
To dream of threading a needle, denotes that you will be burdened with the care of others than your own household.
To look for a needle, foretells useless worries.
To find a needle, foretells that you will have friends who will appreciate you.
To break one, signifies loneliness and poverty.
To dream of seeing a negro standing on your green lawn, is a sign that while your immediate future seems filled with prosperity and sweetest joys, there will creep into it unavoidable discord, which will veil all brightness in gloom for a season.
To dream of seeing a burly negro, denotes formidable rivals in affection and business.
To see a mulatto, constant worries and friction with hirelings is foretold.
To dream of a difficulty with a negro, signifies your inability to overcome disagreeable surroundings. It also denotes disappointments and ill fortune.
For a young woman to dream of a negro, she will be constrained to work for her own support, or be disappointed in her lover.
To dream of negro children, denotes many little anxieties and crosses.
For a young woman to dream of being held by a negro, portends for her many disagreeable duties. She is likely to meet with and give displeasure. She will quarrel with her dearest friends.
Sickness sometimes follows dreams of old negroes.
To see one nude, abject despair, and failure to cope with treachery may follow. Enemies will work you signal harm, and bad news from the absent may be expected.
To meet with a trusty negro in a place where he ought not to be, foretells you will be deceived by some person in whom you placed great confidence. You are likely to be much exasperated over the conduct of a servant or some person under your orders. Delays and vexations may follow.
To think that you are preaching to negroes is a warning to protect your interest, as false friends are dealing surreptitiously with you. To hear a negro preaching denotes you will be greatly worried over material matters and servants are giving cause for uneasiness.
To see your neighbors in your dreams, denotes many profitable hours will be lost in useless strife and gossip. If they appear sad, or angry, it foretells dissensions and quarrels.
To dream of your nephew, denotes you are soon to come into a pleasing competency, if he is handsome and well looking; otherwise, there will be disappointment and discomfort for you.
To dream of seeing birds' nests, denotes that you will be interested in an enterprise which will be prosperous. For a young woman, this dream foretells change of abode.
To see an empty nest, indicates sorrow through the absence of a friend.
Hens' nests, foretells that you will be interested in domesticities, and children will be cheerful and obedient.
To dream of a nest filled with broken or bad eggs, portends disappointments and failure.
See Birds' Nest.
To dream of ensnaring anything with a net, denotes that you will be unscrupulous in your dealings and deportment with others.
To dream of an old or torn net, denotes that your property has mortgages, or attachments, which will cause you trouble.
If in your dreams you walk among nettles without being stung, you will be prosperous.
To be stung by them, you will be discontented with yourself and make others unhappy.
For a young woman to dream of passing through nettles, foretells that she will be offered marriage by different men, and her decision will fill her with anxious foreboding.
To dream of nettles, is portentous of stringent circumstances and disobedience from children or servants.
To hear good news in a dream, denotes that you will be fortunate in affairs, and have harmonious companions; but if the news be bad, contrary conditions will exist.
To dream of newspapers, denotes that frauds will be detected in your dealings, and your reputation will likewise be affected.
To print a newspaper, you will have opportunities of making foreign journeys and friends.
Trying, but failing to read a newspaper, denotes that you will fail in some uncertain enterprise.
If in your dreams you unwillingly see them, you will be annoyed with small talk, and perhaps quarrels of a low character.
If you are a newspaper reporter in your dreams, there will be a varied course of travel offered you, though you may experience unpleasant situations, yet there will be some honor and gain attached.
To dream of the new year, signifies prosperity and connubial anticipations. If you contemplate the new year in weariness, engagement will be entered into inauspiciously.
For a woman to dream of her niece, foretells she will have unexpected trials and much useless worry in the near future.
If you are surrounded by night in your dreams, you may expect unusual oppression and hardships in business. If the night seems to be vanishing, conditions which hitherto seemed unfavorable will now grow bright, and affairs will assume prosperous phases.
To dream of being attacked with this hideous sensation, denotes wrangling and failure in business. For a young woman, this is a dream prophetic of disappointment and unmerited slights. It may also warn the dreamer to be careful of her health, and food.
To dream that you are listening to the harmonious notes of the nightingale, foretells a pleasing existence, and prosperous and healthy surroundings. This is a most favorable dream to lovers, and parents.
To see nightingales silent, foretells slight misunderstandings among friends.
To dream that you play ninepins, denotes that you are foolishly wasting your energy and opportunities. You should be careful in the selection of companions. All phases of this dream are bad.
To dream of associating with the nobility, denotes that your aspirations are not of the right nature, as you prefer show and pleasures to the higher development of the mind.
For a young woman to dream of the nobility, foretells that she will choose a lover for his outward appearance, instead of wisely accepting the man of merit for her protector.
If you hear a strange noise in your dream, unfavorable news is presaged. If the noise awakes you, there will be a sudden change in your affairs.
To dream of noodles, denotes an abnormal appetite and desires. There is little good in this dream.
To see your own nose, indicates force of character, and consciousness of your ability to accomplish whatever enterprise you may choose to undertake.
If your nose looks smaller than natural, there will be failure in your affairs. Hair growing on your nose, indicates extraordinary undertakings, and that they will be carried through by sheer force of character, or will.
A bleeding nose, is prophetic of disaster, whatever the calling of the dreamer may be.
To dream of a notary, is a prediction of unsatisfied desires, and probable lawsuits. For a woman to associate with a notary, foretells she will rashly risk her reputation, in gratification of foolish pleasure.
To dream of November, augers a season of indifferent success in all affairs.
To dream that you feel a numbness creeping over you, in your dreams, is a sign of illness, and disquieting conditions
To dream of numbers, denotes that unsettled conditions in business will cause you uneasiness and dissatisfaction.
For a religiously inclined man to dream of nuns, foretells that material joys will interfere with his spirituality. He should be wise in the control of self.
For a woman to dream of nuns, foretells her widowhood, or her separation from her lover. If she dreams that she is a nun, it portends her discontentment with present environments.
To see a dead nun, signifies despair over the unfaithfulness of loved ones, and impoverished fortune.
For one to dream that she discards the robes of her order, foretells that longing for worldly pleasures will unfit her for her chosen duties.
For a woman to dream of her nuptials, she will soon enter upon new engagements, which will afford her distinction, pleasure, and harmony.
To dream that a nurse is retained in your home, foretells distressing illness, or unlucky visiting among friends.
To see a nurse leaving your house, omens good health in the family.
For a young woman to dream that she is a nurse, denotes that she will gain the esteem of people, through her self-sacrifice. If she parts from a patient, she will yield to the persuasion of deceit.
For a woman to dream of nursing her baby, denotes pleasant employment.
For a young woman to dream of nursing a baby, foretells that she will occupy positions of honor and trust.
For a man to dream of seeing his wife nurse their baby, denotes harmony in his pursuits.
To dream of gathering nuts, augurs successful enterprises, and much favor in love.
To eat them, prosperity will aid you in grasping any desired pleasure.
For a woman to dream of nuts, foretells that her fortune will be on blissful heights.
To dream of nutmegs, is a sign of prosperity, and pleasant journeyings.
To see nymphs bathing in clear water, denotes that passionate desires will find an ecstatic realization. Convivial entertainments will enchant you.
To see them out of their sphere, denotes disappointment with the world.
For a young woman to see them bathing, denotes that she will have great favor and pleasure, but they will not rest strictly within the moral code. To dream that she impersonates a nymph, is a sign that she is using her attractions for selfish purposes, and thus the undoing of men.
[*] Miller's dictionary actually has no entries for "Gunboat" or "Hypnotist." —The Editor.