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neb

[neb] /nɛb/
noun, Scot.
1.
a bill or beak, as of a bird.
2.
the nose, especially of an animal.
3.
the tip or pointed end of anything.
4.
the nib of a pen.
5.
Obsolete. a person's mouth.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English nebbe, Old English nebb, cognate with Middle Dutch, Middle Low German nebbe, Old Norse nef. See nib
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British Dictionary definitions for nebs

neb

/nɛb/
noun (archaic or dialect)
1.
(mainly Scot & Northern English) the peak of a cap
2.
the beak of a bird or the nose or snout of an animal
3.
a person's mouth or nose
4.
the projecting part or end of anything
5.
  1. a peak, esp in N England
  2. a prominent gritstone overhang
Word Origin
Old English nebb; related to Old Norse nef, Old High German snabul (German Schnabel)

NEB

abbreviation
1.
New English Bible
2.
(the former) National Enterprise Board
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Word Origin and History for nebs

neb

n.

"beak or bill of a bird," Old English nebb "beak, nose; face, countenance; beak-shaped thing," common Germanic (cf. Old Norse nef "beak, nose," Middle Dutch nebbe "beak," Old High German snabul, German Schnabel "beak," Old Frisian snavel "mouth"), of uncertain origin.

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NEB

New English Bible
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