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  • noun Plural form of neb.


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  • And me not wanting as much as their nebs inside the door!

    From the archive, 26 January 1942: Polite conversation

  • Having been there, done that, I feel comfortable telling you that the minute he starts to cough for any reason you should start right away on the nebs.

    Sometimes, We Need Touch - Her Bad Mother

  • We're keeping a close eye on the world's financial markets today as Dubai tries to soothe rattled nebs from Friday's bombshell.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2009

  • He comes oot to speak to us ay dressed in a black dress-suit, wi 'white cuffs doon to his finger nebs, his gold ring, his lum hat, an'

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • They were roid loons, an 'nae mistak', but I can tell ye they had the Bible at their finger nebs.

    My Man Sandy

  • They said they were Liberals and glad to hear the black nebs had won.

    The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825

  • And there was Peden glowering at him, gash an 'waefu'; Peden wi 'his lang chafts an' luntin 'een, the maud happed about his kist, and the hand of him held out wi' the black nails upon the finger-nebs-for he had nae care of the body.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • A 'day, I've had my dwelling into the inside of a stack of hay, where I couldnae see the nebs of my ten fingers; and then two hours of it waiting here for you, and you never coming!

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • Dinna let the wee yins wi 'the lang riven taes and the nebs like gleds [beaks like kites] get haud o' me!

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • At the same time, all the boys of Eden Valley had full permission to carry off old barrels and other combustibles from the houses of the zealous, or even to commandeer them without permission from the barns and fences of suspected "black-nebs" to raise nearer heaven the flare of our victorious bonfires.

    The Dew of Their Youth


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