nib nib  /ˈnɪb/


  1. (n) the writing point of a pen
  2. (n) horny projecting mouth of a bird



  1. But it's twice as thick: the infrared camera, which peeks out from under the nib of a basic ballpoint, seems to take up a lot of room.
  2. And he inscribes his nib's nuances as if they were the scientific jiggling track of his own electroencephalograph.
  3. The southern nib of Illinois, rimmed by the Nile-broad rivers Ohio and Mississippi, and containing places called Cairo, Thebes.


  • Cronut Knockoffs Now Include ‘Kronut Krullers’ in Miami Beach

    So-called Kronut Krullers at Red the Steakhouse. Seriously, right now must be the worst time ever to be a pastry chef in America. Bosses everywhere must be all like, "Hey, that cocoa-nib tuile thing you're doing with the huckleberry is cool, but maybe you could cook up some cronuts tonight and put them on the menu?" * Anyhow, there are two new additions to the copycat-cronut files today: the $4 ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. "Creating jobs is one of my highest priorities and providing job opportunities to the blind through the AbilityOne Program is critical to fulfilling that goal. While NIB has made great strides in advancing job opportunities for people who are blind,...
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Ed Towns Source: PR Newswire (press release)

  2. Walcott, with his knack for drawing parallels, writes: "We share one instinct, that ravenous feeding/my pen's beak, plucking up wriggling insects/like nouns and gulping them, the nib reading as it writes, shaking off angrily what its beak rejects".
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Derek Walcott Source: NEXT

  3. "What he has informed us of today is that his staff did attend meetings with NIB on this matter and, furthermore, that one of those meetings occurred within his office," Rudd said.
    on Jun 4, 2009 By: Kevin Rudd Source: The Age

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