Knibbs

/nɪbz/ (say nibz)

noun
Sir George Handley, 1858–1929, Australian statistician, lecturer and writer; became first Commonwealth statistician in 1906 and helped establish both the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics and in 1921 the Institute for Science and Industry, later known as the CSIRO.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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