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Nib   /nɪb/   Listen
Nib

noun
1.
The writing point of a pen.  Synonym: pen nib.
2.
Horny projecting mouth of a bird.  Synonyms: beak, bill, neb, pecker.






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"Nib" Quotes from Famous Books



... his capitals, and certain curious peculiarities in the relative length of his t's, his l's, his b's, and his h's, we could see for ourselves he was right; both were the work of one hand, writing in the one case with a sharp-pointed nib, very small, and in the other with a quill, ...
— An African Millionaire - Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay • Grant Allen

... court, is one of the officers carrying a piece of parchment, upon which is written in contracted law Latin, "Preceptum fuit Vicecomiti per breve hujus Scaccarii." To the right of the last-named figure is another officer of the court, who is in the act of examining his pen by placing its nib at a short distance from his eyes; and this person carries in his left hand a piece of parchment upon which are written, in like character, the words "Memorandum quod x die Maii, &c." To the right of this officer, who is probably the Chief Remembrancer, is placed ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 62, January 4, 1851 • Various



Words linked to "Nib" :   pen, neb, pecker, point, cere, bill, bird, pen nib, mouth, beak



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