nibble

Part of speech: noun

NIBBLER.

Part of speech: verb

To bite off bits of; eat little bits.

Part of speech: noun

A nibbling; little bite.

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Usage examples "nibble":

  1. After that we gave it up, and tried the lake, hoping for trout that would give us something a little more like sport; but there for some reason or other, probably because the water in shore was shallow and we had no way of getting out into the lake, we ran to the other extreme, and had not a nibble in an hour's fishing. - "Among the Canadian Alps", Lawrence J. Burpee.
  2. It proved pretty dull work and to make matters worse, Harvey pulled in a number of fish, while she did not get even a nibble. - "A Little Florida Lady", Dorothy C. Paine.
  3. The six inches of spare Karoo bush, though it served as a nibble for the less fastidious of animals, was useless either as bed or shade; other vegetable growth there was none within sight. - "On the Heels of De Wet", The Intelligence Officer.