morsel

Part of speech: noun

A bit of food; small piece.

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Usage examples "morsel":

  1. We say, decidedly, " Yes," although good authorities declare that it may be put on a morsel of bread with a knife, and thus conveyed to the mouth. - "Manners and Social Usages", Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood.
  2. A certain Person swallowed a large Morsel of Calf's Lights, which stopt in the Middle of the Gullet, and exactly filled up the Passage. - "Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health", Samuel Auguste David Tissot.
  3. Here it would pause a moment, as if to determine in which expectant mouth to place the morsel, and then disappear within. - "Wake-Robin", John Burroughs.