Date: Thu, 22 Sep 1994 16:30:00 +1200
From: "George Halliday (09)483-9039" HALLIDAYG[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SCHOOLS.MINEDU.GOVT.NZ
These are both Scots words from neb, which is the Scots word for "nose".
The Concise Scots dictionary gives "nib" etc. as a variant, with the some
meaning for "nebbie" as in American English i.e. nosey, inquisitive.
Redd is also a very common Scots word, with redd the table or redd up being
the most familiar usages to me in Scots.
Geordie Halliday HallidayG[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]schools.minedu.govt.nz