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(Also written nib)
A long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose.  Synonym: snout.
Horny projecting mouth of a bird.  Synonyms: beak, bill, nib, pecker.

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"Neb" Quotes from Famous Books

... Grand Island, Neb. I had a deal on in Grand Island and worked it for a couple of months. And after I finished there was trouble and I left. I knew there would be warrants and commotion, the deal having flopped and a lot of prominent citizens feeling as if they had been bilked. You know how them get-rich-quick ...
— A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago • Ben Hecht

... glass and on 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

... through reading "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. It was a clear case of transformation of the body by the renewal of the mind. I am perfectly well at the present time. - J. M. H., Omaha, Neb. ...
— Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures • Mary Baker Eddy

... myth yet recovered 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 ...
— Legends Of Babylon And Egypt - In Relation To Hebrew Tradition • Leonard W. King

... sails. Kite had ordered us to muster forward of the rigging, to meet the expected leap with a discharge of muskets, and then to present our pikes, when I felt an arm thrown around my body, and was turned inboard, while another person assumed my place. This was Neb, who had thus coolly thrust himself before me, in order to meet the danger first. I felt vexed, even while touched with the fellow's attachment and self-devotion, but had no time to betray either feeling before the crews of the proas ...
— Great Pirate Stories • Various

... bonnie neb o' mine, That pecks amang the corn, An' gi'e't to the Duke o' Hamilton ...
— The Shadow of a Crime - A Cumbrian Romance • Hall Caine

Words linked to "Neb" :   nose, cere, muzzle, pecker, bird, trunk, beak, olfactory organ, bill, proboscis, mouth

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