NEBS

neb

[neb]
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:
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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neb (nɛb)
 
n
1.  chiefly (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.  a.  a peak, esp in N England
 b.  a prominent gritstone overhang
 
[Old English nebb; related to Old Norse nef, Old High German snabul (German Schnabel)]

NEB
 
abbreviation for
1.  New English Bible
2.  (the former) National Enterprise Board

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neb
"beak or bill of a bird," O.E. nebb "beak, nose, face," common Gmc. (cf. O.N. nef "beak, nose," Ger. Schnabel "beak," O.Fris. snavel "mouth"), perhaps somehow connected with the source of nave (2).
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neb(bish) definition

[ˈnɛb(ɪʃ)]
  1. n.
    a dull person; a jerk. (From Yiddish.) : Taylor is such a nebbish. Why doesn't she just give up?
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NEB
New English Bible
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