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nucha

 [noo´kah]
nape. adj., adj nu´chal.

nu·cha

(nū'kă),
The back of the neck.
Synonym(s): nape
[Fr. nuque]

nucha

/nu·cha/ (noo´kah) nape.nu´chal

nucha

(no͞o′kə, nyo͞o′-)
n.
The nape of the neck.

nu′chal adj.

nucha

[no̅o̅′kə] pl. nuchae
Etymology: Fr, nuque, nape
the nape, or back of the neck. nuchal, adj.

nu·cha

(nū'kă)
The back of the neck.
Synonym(s): nape.
[Fr. nuque]

nucha

the nape, or top, of the neck.
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Dona Micaela is robbed when her brother leaves her alone in the house; Primitivo uses his daughter's sexual availability as a pay-off for Pedro's compliance, while Pedro abandons Nucha when she does not produce a male child.
This is not to say that Julian and the shepherd have no effect on the lives of Nucha and Mila, respectively.
Mila's gesture is one that recalls the figure of Nucha, whose sole attractions are described by Pedro as her "buen pelo y buen genio"(97); after her marriage, the only person with whom Nucha can let down her hair, so to speak, is the priest Julian.
But her best-known novel is also, after all, a story of feminine dispossession, and of displacement, beginning with the "back story" of the Pazos, and the theft of dona Micaela's savings, continuing through the psychological, physical, and emotional erosion of the obedient Nucha, and ending with the very last paragraph of the novel, which, from the perspective of the failed would-be savior Julian, captures the cycle, even the tradition, of feminine dispossession and of displacement:
11) Ahora bien, en el caso de lo relatado en Los pazos de Ulloa, tal conocimiento se extiende, sobre todo, a la propia personalidad de Nucha y a lo realmente sentido por ella, al verse segregada a un desolado e inquietante aislamiento existencial, despues de haberse instalado con su esposo en los pazos y como consecuencia del nacimiento de una nina que estropeo los planes de descendencia masculina trazados previamente por don Pedro.
Ahora bien, aun siendo cierto que don Julian y Nucha se caracterizan por sentirse identificados con las disposiciones, repletas de racionalidad, por ellos esgrimidas, no se debe perder de vista que en esos personajes tambien se desarrollan ciertas intensidades, aunque no sean coincidentes con las del resto de los personajes de los pazos.