nib

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A fountain pen nib.

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nib (plural nibs)

  1. The tip of a pen or tool that touches the surface.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room Chapter 1
      Slowly welling from the point of her gold nib, pale blue ink dissolved the full stop; for there her pen stuck; her eyes fixed, and tears slowly filled them.
  2. The bill or beak of a bird; the neb.
  3. Bits of trapped dust or other foreign material that form imperfections in painted or varnished surfaces.
  4. Partially processed cocoa bean.
  5. A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      the little nib or fructifying principle
  6. One of the handles projecting from a scythe snath.
  7. The shaft of a wagon.

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Rafsi[edit]

nib

  1. rafsi of nibli.