Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who nibbles.
- n. In lensmaking, the reduction of a glass blank to roundness preparatory to grinding. It is done by means of a pair of soft iron pliers called
shanks, which crumble away the glass from the edges without slipping. Also called shanking.
- v. present participle of nibble.
“It is the reward for your patience in nibbling the leaves.”
“They turned out however to be unusually attractive, as donkeys go, and they were innocently engaged in nibbling, not rose-leaves but grass, under the tutelage of a barefoot boy.”
“There’s an operatic, carnival-barker quality to Schulberg’s reporting (Evander Holyfield’s Tyson-nibbled ear becomes a “cannibalized auricle,” and said nibbling is judged “sick, sad, sordid, and psycho”) that reflects the high-low vertigo of the best sportswriting.”
“Undaunted by this failure, which Sheridan wittily called nibbling at the”
“Your Pet doesn't admire the idea of nibbling stagnant wet.”
“nibbling" -- which although prohibited on Yom Kippur, there is room to be lenient when one's health is at stake.”
“Mr. Buffett left his office at 7 p.m. and spent the evening reading the newspapers and "nibbling" on Cheetos and licorice pastel candies.”
“For some reason, Grimm has been desperate for affection and ridiculously cuddly--and a 90-pound German Shepherd who must cuddle you right now is hard to ignore, especially when she's "nibbling" your ears.”
“Grooming is done by scratching and "nibbling" the fur, and an oily secretion from glands located near the mouth and anus lubricates the pelage.”
“At the same time I sensed a kind of nibbling and probing at the back of my brain.”
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