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"the girls' nose" or "the girls' noses"?

We are talking about the nose of many girls.

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Girls' noses. "Girls' nose" would only occur if many girls were sharing the same nose, which is uncommon to say the least.

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    Consider, however, the three Graeae, who shared one eye and one tooth among them. :) – StoneyB Feb 19 '14 at 23:12
  • Feel free to consider inventing Greek words for their nose, then. Sounds like phun. – John Lawler Feb 19 '14 at 23:16
  • @JohnLawler A monorhis? And the ladies themselves were koinorhinic? – StoneyB Feb 19 '14 at 23:24
  • Nah, I bet it'd be monorhine, and the h would be misspelled more often than not. If it ever caught on, that is. – John Lawler Feb 19 '14 at 23:29
  • There was a class project to make a giant sculpture of a head, à la Mt. Rushmore.  The students divided into groups to produce portions of the face.  The girls’ nose was picked by the judges as the best in the class. – Scott Jun 17 '18 at 6:15

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