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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who bites one's fingernails as a nervous habit.
  • n. A situation marked by tense nervousness or apprehension, especially an athletic contest whose outcome is uncertain near its finish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one who bites or chews his or her fingernails
  • n. a nervous or uncomfortable situation
  • n. An engaging or exciting cliffhanger.

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