nibbler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nibbler a biter who takes dainty repeated bites
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nibbler One who, or that which, nibbles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nibbler One who nibbles; one who bites a little at a time.
    • n nibbler A fish: same as chogset.
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Usage

In literature:

As soon as the lights were out, these untiring nibblers set to work.
"The Red Fairy Book" by Various
They called one a nibbler, and another a brassie, and a lot of other fool names I never heerd afore, and can't remember now.
"Uncles Josh's Punkin Centre Stories" by Cal Stewart
My father is the heroic Bread Nibbler, and he married Quern Licker, the lovely daughter of a king.
"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum
He has some larger cousins, one of them being a little bigger than Nibbler the House Mouse.
"The Burgess Animal Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
Frequently the housewife becomes a nibbler of food, she eats a bite every now and then and never develops a real appetite.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
There never was a boy so excited as he when the scarlet nibbler flew into the shrubbery above; he gasped with glee.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
Here, you two: I'm just going to feed old Nibbler, and I'll give you a share.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
Nibblers wouldn't do for him, would they, Lupe, old man?
"Marcus: the Young Centurion" by George Manville Fenn
Planers and nibblers, and slotters and drillers.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
The West is apparently too busy selling fruit and fruit lands to lay out nuts to trap eastern nibblers.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
You will often find them half eaten by these little nibblers.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Now, look out, I am going to let out Nibbler.
"Anxious Audrey" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
The poor little nibblers at the rind of fortune satisfy their unsuccess when they say, 'Look at him with all his money!
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
There are no large meadows or grassy plains near camp to supply lasting pasture for our thousands of busy nibblers.
"My First Summer in the Sierra" by John Muir
The Moon-Nibblers were entirely given over to the spirit and gayety of the occasion.
"Red Hunters And the Animal People" by Charles A. Eastman
He was known as 'Jimmy the Nibbler'.
"The Nation Behind Prison Bars" by George L. Herr
Notwithstanding the seeming allurements of his circulars, Sir John Dinely found no nibblers for his bait.
"Curiosities of Impecuniosity" by H. G. Somerville
English politicians are mostly nibblers, though Gladstone can take a good bite when put to it.
"An American Four-In-Hand in Britain" by Andrew Carnegie
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In poetry:

The pill of the Communion tablet,
The walking beside still water? Memory?
Or picking up the bright pieces
Of Christ in the faces of rodents,
The tame flower-nibblers, the ones
"Mystic" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

More bite from Obama the Great Nibbler .
With the interior covered and seats protected, Ramon drilled four holes at the front of the roof and then used an air chisel and air nibbler to cut out the hole.
Arcade gamer looking to set Nibbler record in Logan Square.
Today I bring you a delicious Raspberry Lemonade cocktail and some tasty Cucumber Nibblers.
Be a nibbler, not a gobbler.
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