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Old 11-28-2009, 08:34 AM
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I think it might be a different usage of "nor".

cf. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.


That's seems more like the construction quoted in the OP, but seems equally stilted to my ears (yet is clearly a classic line of prose).