When the cocoa beans are roasted, their shells crack to expose the nib, which is then ground into a thick paste.
He decided that they were not, and as a penance he begged for the nib with which Brother Anselm had signed his profession.
That should teach him to get rid of the nasty habit of sucking the nib.
Mrs. Craddock had hospitably provided him with a huge sandwich of bread and cheese, and nib followed him with expectant eyes.
They wrangled together for a few minutes, and then nib was handed over.
For clear, sharp writing it is practically essential that there should be no ink on the back of the nib.
Arms or Branches.Width of nib at start, and built-up at free end.
To obtain a firm hold of his pen, he grasps the nib with the ends of his five fingers.
I had like to have writ a strange ugly word, that was just at the nib of my pen.
I've always looked up to you as a bit of a nib and wished I was like you.
1580s, "beak or bill of a bird," Scottish variant of Old English neb (see neb). Meaning "point" (of a pen or quill) first recorded 1610s.
especially in His Nibs "boss, employer, self-important person," 1821, of unknown origin; perhaps a variant of nob "person of high position."
The smooth or serrated portion of a dental instrument that comes into contact with restorative material being condensed.