One of the parts, or nibs, is cut off close to the handle and the remaining one sharpened on both edges at the point.
"He's broken the nibs," growled Ab., coming back with the pen.
Platinum is used in telegraph keys, and iridium, being very hard, for nibs in the ends of gold pens.
The two tiny drawers in which she kept stamps and nibs were out and emptied.
In steel pens there are innumerable varieties, from the fine crow-quills to the thick "J" nibs.
"What a lark if there's a storm," laughed His nibs, removing a sandwich to say so.
Of course the nibs, or crushed cocoa, and chocolate, will both produce a correspondingly nutritious beverage.
There was a penholder in the room, so what I needed was only nibs.
It is chiefly employed for tipping the nibs of metallic pens (rhodium or everlasting pens).
You can't do it, nibs,—you can't do it—you may have the spurt speed, but you haven't got the wind.
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.