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Neb  n.  (Also written nib)  The nose; the snout; the mouth; the beak of a bird; a nib, as of a pen.






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"Neb" Quotes from Famous Books



... was the answer. "Leastways that was what I was christened, my mother going in heavy for Scripture names. I had a twin brother Nebuchanezzar. Sort of mouth-filling for general use, so we was naturally shortened down to Neb and Jeb. Most folks call ...
— Killykinick • Mary T. Waggaman

... ken what ails yon puddock, Janet, That aince would hae her neb set up sae hie; There's them that disna' seem to understan' it, I'se warrant ye it's ...
— Songs of Angus and More Songs of Angus • Violet Jacob

... is preserved in a late papyrus in the British Museum, which was published some years ago by Dr. Budge.(1) It occurs under two separate versions embedded in "The Book of the Overthrowing of Apep, the Enemy of Ra". Here Ra, who utters the myth under his late title of Neb-er-tcher, "Lord to the utmost limit", is self-created as Khepera from Nu, the primaeval water; and then follow successive generations of divine pairs, male and female, such as we find at the beginning of the Semitic-Babylonian Creation Series.(2) Though the papyrus was written as late as ...
— Legends Of Babylon And Egypt - In Relation To Hebrew Tradition • Leonard W. King

... the University of Nebraska, announced that Kenneth Murphy, 21 years old, serving a life sentence for murder in Nebraska penitentiary at Lincoln, Neb., who was paroled by Governor Morehead to enter the State university, cannot register in the institution because of ...
— Owen Clancy's Happy Trail - or, The Motor Wizard in California • Burt L. Standish

... turned to joy, and my hatred is changed to love. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." I read Science and Health, and all your other books, together with the New Testament, every minute I can get.—E. B. C., Omaha, Neb. ...
— Miscellaneous Writings, 1883-1896 • Mary Baker Eddy

... of killing slaves was first discontinued at the death of the lesser chieftains, but we find a possible survival of it in the case of a king, even as late as the time of the XIth Dynasty; for at Thebes, in the precinct of the funerary temple of King Neb-hapet-Ra Mentuhetep and round the central pyramid which commemorated his memory, were buried a number of the ladies of his harim. They were all buried at one and the same time, and there can be little doubt that they were all killed and buried round the king, in order to be with him in ...
— History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery • L.W. King and H.R. Hall

... gold, on amulets of men, in wine and in wort, and in the welcome seat, on Gungnir's point, and on Grani's breast, on the Norn's nail, and the owl's neb. ...
— The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson • Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson

... feast that day held the birds of the air and the beasts of the field, White-tailed erne and sallow glede, Dusky raven, with horny neb, And the gray deer the wolf ...
— Historical Lectures and Essays • Charles Kingsley

... the purple garden of which I have told thee and which is a wonder even to the stars, and there is Ong Zwarba, of which I shall tell thee also. And the wonders at the gates are these. At the eastern gate Neb. And at the northern gate the wonder of the river and the arches, for the River of Myth, which becomes one with the Waters of Fable in the desert outside the city, floats under a gate of pure gold, rejoicing, and under many arches fantastically ...
— Selections from the Writings of Lord Dunsay • Lord Dunsany

... neb'u lae a lum'ni ver'te brae stra'ta syn op'ses geese { kine, cows } { staves, staffs} { broth'ers,breth'ren } { pease, ...
— McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book • W. H. McGuffey

... my pet's delicious joy, Wherewith in bosom nurst to toy She loves, and gives her finger-tip For sharp-nib'd greeding neb to nip, Were she who my desire withstood 5 To seek some pet of merry mood, As crumb o' comfort for her grief, Methinks her burning lowe's relief: Could I, as plays she, play with thee, That mind might win from misery free! 10 * * * * To me t'were grateful (as they say), Gold codling was to fleet-foot ...
— The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus • Caius Valerius Catullus

... them let me here from you i have too boys big enough to work one 12 years old the other 10 and i have been trying to get away from here for some time & i cant get ot without your aid i seen it on a small paper a littler strip where Mr. —— —— at the state of Neb at omaha he advise any one that wont to go north or west rite him & send a too sent stamp withen your letter that i may not be slighte and then when her and your he send a blank with the letter to be fill an send him $1.50 one dollar an half ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919 • Various

... administration. He was chosen moderator of the Presbytery of Catawba at Monroe, N. C., and in 1887 was sent as a commissioner from Catawba Presbytery to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, which met at Omaha, Neb. In 1888 the degree of A. M. was conferred by Biddle University. In 1890 he accepted the call to Winnsboro, S. C., continuing in the church and school work here for four years very acceptably. In 1892 ...
— Twentieth Century Negro Literature - Or, A Cyclopedia of Thought on the Vital Topics Relating - to the American Negro • Various

... PACKARD, M.D., Kearney, Neb.: "Dear Sir and Doctor, Your book on 'Christian Greece and Living Greek' received. I must say it is a grand work and I prize it highly and consider it a valuable addition to my ...
— Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812 • Achilles Rose

... no female sphinxes in Egypt. The sphinx was called Neb, i. e., the lord. The lion-couchant had either a ...
— Uarda • Georg Ebers

... felonies and trespasses done in the county. In 1362 it was directed by statute that the justices should hold sessions four times a year, and, in 1388, that they should be paid four shillings a day during the sessions. [Footnote: Summarized from Maitland's Constitutional History and G. E. Howard. Neb. U. Studies, pp. 44, 53.] In 13* Richard II it was enacted that the justices should be "the most efficient Knights, esquires and gentlemen of the law" of the county. [Footnote: Though enacted after Chaucer's ...
— Chaucer's Official Life • James Root Hulbert



Words linked to "Neb" :   olfactory organ, beak, cere, nose, muzzle, nib, trunk, snout, bird



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