Definition of 'nibs'
Example sentences containing 'nibs'
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I heard the scratching now, not only louder than before but as if from a multitude of pens, generations of nibs, a calligraphic cacophony. THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK (2002)They work in silence and the only sound is their breathing and the continual rasp of their nibs across vellum. THE CALLIGRAPHER (2002)His nibs will have kittens if I don't get that dress back inside the hour. DEATH IN FASHION (2002)
He always uses those wide nibs so his writing looks heavier. DEVIL'S BRIDE (2002)
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Used Rarely. nibs is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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