• WordNet 3.6
    • n chomping the act of chewing noisily
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Chomping at the bit - If you are chomping at the bit, you are eager to start on a task immediately.


In literature:

You "chomped" on it, with your cheek all bulged out, and blame near drowned yourself with the juice of it.
"Back Home" by Eugene Wood
The natives chomped and rattled and the translation rolled out almost instantly.
"The Repairman" by Harry Harrison
He just chomped them all up together and patted his stomach from sheer delight.
"The Adventures of Buster Bear" by Thornton W. Burgess
Pop kept on chomping away, a slow feeder and appreciative.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
They dried off their bodies by shaking and stomping And took bites of grass, chewing and chomping.
" Collection" by Daniel Errico
Their chomping jaws became motionless.
"Adolescents Only" by Irving E. Cox

In news:

"Chomp" by Carl Hiaasen, age 10 and older.
Max could easily have just chomped the whole thing but he would rather savor every lick.
HD – Mako Chomps Dolphin.
Home: Sportsman HD: HD – Mako Chomps Dolphin.
He was stealing dolphin catches, chomping on boat motor, and more.
Panda skips bamboo, chomps on meat feast.
'Everybody is just chomping at the fucking bit right now.
Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott Piper Kreig, aka Supergirl, of Columbia City, stops to chomp on a package of skittles while trick-or-treating Wednesday at Eagle Glen subdivision.
Cleveland Browns players Alex Mack (left) and Johnson Bademosi, along with Chomps, visit with students at North Royalton Middle School Dec 4 as part of the team's "Touchdown for Reading" program.
Up next, some food for thought as you chomp your Thanksgiving leftovers.
Florida head coach Will Muschamp does the gator chomp for fans after defeating South Carolina in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct 20, 2012, in Gainesville , Fla.
Check out the entire collection of Nats GIFs — including players doing the chomp, Gio going crazy and Mike Rizzo getting a beer shower — over at Woeful Nats.
View full size Michelle Harris/ Bobby Gumm of Newport was attacked by a 16- to 17-foot great white shark while surfing last week, losing a good-sized chomp from his board.
Kourtney Kardashian is chomping at the bit to give birth to her baby boy -- and to get thin again.
Dinosaurs romp, chomp and stomp in a series of entertaining vignettes set in Earth's early days.

In science:

To complete the proof of Theorem 1 we used the CHOMP library [CHOMP] in order to compute homology groups of the cubical set represented by V .
Uniformly hyperbolic attractor of the Smale-Williams type for a Poincar\'e map in the Kuznetsov system
It was quite clear in Vancouver that the community is chomping at the bit to start doing this physics! For instance, both OPAL 73 and CDF 74 presented first attempts at extracting sin 2β .
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