• WordNet 3.6
    • n nib horny projecting mouth of a bird
    • n nib the writing point of a pen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nib A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong. "The little nib or fructifying principle."
    • Nib One of the handles which project from a scythe snath;
    • Nib See his nibs, below.
    • Nib (Zoöl) The bill or beak of a bird; the neb.
    • Nib The points of a pen; also, the pointed part of a pen; a short pen adapted for insertion in a holder.
    • v. t Nib To furnish with a nib; to point; to mend the point of; as, to nib a pen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nib The beak or bill, as of a bird; neb.
    • n nib The point of anything, as the pointed end of a pen or the extremity or toe of a crowbar.
    • n nib A small pen of the usual form for insertion in a penholder.
    • n nib The handle of a scythesnath, to which it is attached by a sliding ring that can be tightened by a bolt or wedge.
    • n nib A separate adjustable limb of a permutation-key.
    • n nib In the picker of a loom fitted with a drop-box for carrying two or more shuttles, a projection from the back side of the picker, working in a groove or guide-way, and coöperating with the pickerspindle to reduce friction and cause the picker to strike squarely against the end of the shuttle.
    • n nib See coffee-nib and cacao.
    • nib To furnish with a nib or point; mend or trim the nib of, as a pen.
    • nib To nibble.
    • n nib The tip or growing point of an oyster-shell.
    • n nib The button or nodule of graphitic carbon which is sometimes deposited upon the negative terminal by an electric arc between carbon poles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nib nib something small and pointed: a point, esp. of a pen: the bill of a bird: the handle of a scythe-snath
    • v.t Nib to furnish with a nib: to point
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A variabt of neb,


In literature:

I've always looked up to you as a bit of a nib and wished I was like you.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
The scoring nib cuts with a sliding cut, while the cutting lip is thrust directly into the wood.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
From cocoa nibs the various cocoa and chocolate preparations are made.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Even the matter-of-fact lawyer spoilt his nib, and could not see the letters he was writing.
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
So I climbed over, much to his indignation (which he expressed by sticking a nib into me as I passed).
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
Just stick fresh nibs in all the Export pens, and look sharp about it, too.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
I've nigh nibbed 'em out o' thar sockets.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
He don't mind spears and boomerangs, do you, Nib?
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
"A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes" by Charles Elmé Francatelli
The roasted and broken seeds are the cocoa-nibs of commerce.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway

In poetry:

She turns away; 'er eyes is brimmin' wet.
"Our little son!" she sez. "Our precious pet!"
An' then, I seen a great big drop roll down
An' fall—kersplosh!—fair on 'is nibs's crown.
"The Kid " by C J Dennis
Yes,--"the style is the man," and the nib of one's pen
Makes the same mark at twenty, and threescore and ten;
It is so in all matters, if truth may be told;
Let one look at the cast he can tell you the mould.
"For Whittier’s Seventieth Birthday" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Hoots for the Tinker tore the air,
As Sym went, wisely, otherwhere.
Cheers for Sir Stodge were long and loud;
And, as amid his Swanks he bowed,
To mark his thanks and honest pride,
His Nibs of Quog bowed by his side.
"The Debate" by C J Dennis
Then pointing angrily at Sym,
Cried Quog, "This is the end of him!
For months I've marked his crafty dodge,
To bring dishonour to Sir Stodge.
I've lured him here, the traitrous dog,
And shamed him!" quoth his Nibs of Quog.
"The Debate" by C J Dennis
I mighter took an' cracked 'im in the street,
When she was wiv 'im there lars' Fridee night.
But don't I keep me temper when we met?
An' don't I raise me lid an' act perlite?
I only jerks me elbow in 'is ribs,
To give the gentle office to 'is nibs.
"The Stror 'At Coot " by C J Dennis

In news:

Notable deaths in arts, A to M. Chocolate shortbread with cacao nibs and sea salt.
Have you tried cacao nibs.
Kaneland won the NIB-12 Conference meet Wednesday, Sept 26.
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cocoa nibs (see Note), plus more for garnish.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, boil the cream with 2 tablespoons of the cocoa nibs .
Conor Johnson competes at the NIB XII meet in Peru, Ill. Photo courtesy of
Sterling sweeps Streator, wins outright NIB -12 West title.
Senior Jessica Woodward serves against Morris during the NIB XII Tennis Tournament in DeKalb on Friday.
IPath DJ-UBS Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN NIB (NAR).
The National Institute of Building Sciences ( NIBS ) has announced its 2012 Board of Directors is now in place.
Timberlake nominated to NIBS board.
NIBS council recommends private and public measures to improve building sustainability.
IPath Dow Jones-UBS Cocoa Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NIB).
The Kaneland girls pack it up at the beginning of the NIB XII meet in Peru, Ill. Photo courtesy of m.
Gooey Double Chocolate Vanilla Nib Cookie.

In science:

The nonequilibrium Ising-Bloch (NIB) transition is observed for nonzero values of ν , β , or α [7,15].
Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems on the lattice
In continuous systems the NIB transition is a paritybreaking (pitchfork) bifurcation coupled to a translationinvariant coordinate.
Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems on the lattice
Furthermore, every NIB equation in the form Eq. (4) can not be reduced into an inhomogeneous form of a linear equation.
Preliminary group classification for generalized inviscid Burger's equation
In this case, NIB equation reduced to the the equation I BE : ut + g (u) ux = 0 which has recently studied in .
Preliminary group classification for generalized inviscid Burger's equation
Table 2: The commutators table for equivalence symmetry algebra of NIB.
Preliminary group classification for generalized inviscid Burger's equation