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Nib  v. t.  (past & past part. nebbed; pres. part. nibbing)  To furnish with a nib; to point; to mend the point of; as, to nib a pen.






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"Nib" Quotes from Famous Books



... correct shape, is tough and elastic; and now it is put into "tumbling barrels" which revolve till it is bright and ready for the finishing touches. If you look closely at the outside of a steel pen just above the nib, you will see that across it run tiny lines. They have a use, for they hold the ink back so that it will not roll down in drops, and they help to make the point more springy ...
— Makers of Many Things • Eva March Tappan

... of whom Ghirlandajo had a large number under his tuition, but also that he often competed on an equality with the master. One of the lads who worked there made a pen-drawing of some women, clothed, from a design of Ghirlandajo. Michelangelo took up the paper, and with a broader nib corrected the outline of a female figure, so as to bring it into perfect truth to life. Wonderful it was to see the difference of the two styles, and to note the judgment and ability of a mere boy, so spirited ...
— The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti • John Addington Symonds

... with a hard lead, Mr. Blensop; which was very foolish of him, since it made a distinct impression on the under sheet. So you see my magic is rather colourless, after all.... Now, a wiser man, Mr. Blensop, would have used a pen, a fountain pen by preference, with a soft gold nib, well broken. That would leave no impression. If you will lend me the beautiful pen I observe in your pocket, I will ...
— The False Faces • Vance, Louis Joseph

... we proceed any further," said the lawyer, at last sitting down, and taking up a pen and trying what the nib was like, "we really should understand a little where we are already. My own desire to avoid litigation is very strong—almost unprofessionally so—though the first thing consulted by all of us naturally is the pocket of ...
— Mary Anerley • R. D. Blackmore



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



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