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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NEB

They had no news from Neb, but were not uneasy on that account.

Neb then thought of employing Jup, and confiding a note to him.

“As Neb says, I should just like to ketch yer at it,” roared Blane.

Rayther hot in there, sir, and Neb had swallowed up all the fresh air there was.

“Hold your tongue, Neb, and let the doctor tie you up,” growled Bob Hampton.

Hampton, Barney, and Neb Dumlow were the only men who sailed with us again.

The king was to his subjects nuter (divine), or neb (master).

You can see your fly, and also the neb of a good trout as he breaks the water to suck him in.

Neb followed his recital with bulging eyes, and an occasional exclamation.

Guided by Neb's pipe bowl, he touched the boy on the shoulder.

WORD ORIGIN

"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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