• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Bite-in to eat out the lines of an etching with acid: to repress
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  • William Knudsen
    William Knudsen
    “In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running, if you stand still, they will swallow you.”
  • Nick Hertl
    Nick Hertl
    “Love is like a fruit. It may look good, but you shouldn't bite in it until it's ripe.”
  • Sir Philip Sidney
    “Thus, with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bítan; Goth. beitan, Ice. bita, Ger. beissen.


In literature:

I stood up and searched through a bundle in the corner by the bed for a bite for breakfast, but finding nothing, went back to the window.
"Hunger" by Knut Hamsun
She was biting her lips, and the tears were gathering in her eyes.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
Doolittle got up slowly, bringing his jaws together in a relentless bite on the unresisting gum.
"The Sturdy Oak" by Samuel Merwin, et al.
The bass is said to bite in the early morning.
"Frenzied Fiction" by Stephen Leacock
He had been crying for two hours upstairs in his room; he wept like a child, biting his pillow so as not to be heard by the neighbors.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
He looks as if he'd like to bite you in the back.
"The Road to Damascus" by August Strindberg
He looked cross enough to bite a tenpenny nail in two.
"The Underdog" by F. Hopkinson Smith
Then a real bite in the right place.
"Four Girls and a Compact" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
His face burned from the bites of the mosquitoes, which still hung in swarms about him, and he felt dizzy.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Dr. Ed, who had only stopped to bite off the end of a stogie to hold in his cheek, picked up his book in a hurry, and eyed the invalid over it.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart

In poetry:

With never a bark and never a bite,
But only an oath, to break,
As we squared away for Praya Bay
With our prizes in our wake.
"The Constitution's Last Fight" by James Jeffrey Roche
In each plump gourd the cidery bite
of boys’ teeth tears the skin;
the waltzing wasp consumes his share,
the bent worm enters in.
"Apples" by Laurie Lee
The double wedding
Two Ladies and a Gent, I sing,
As by the Muse invited,
Bound in the matrimonial string,
All bitten, or else bited.
"The Wager" by William Hutton
"But now you are covered with bunions
And spongy and morbid and blue;
You bite in the night like an adder—
O say, what has happened to you?"
"Owed To Volstead" by Wallace Irwin
And bite his pen, and lift his eyes
As if he thinks to find in air
The wished-for following words, or tries
To fix his thoughts by fixëd stare.
"The Young Letter Writer" by Charles Lamb
The fire bites deep in that beating heart,
The creamy smoke-wreaths ooze
From cracks and knot-holes along the trunk
To melt in greys and blues.
"Burning Off" by Dorothea Mackellar

In news:

An arrest affidavit says Darby told the child's mother that he bit the child in order to get the child to stop biting.
Stewing - often thought of as cooking with smaller bite-size pieces - needs more liquid to ensure that all the pieces are immersed and in contact with the liquid, which becomes the sauce.
SMOKY SWEETNESS Bacon bites provide porky goodness in this low-country stew .
Police have put the bite on a man nicknamed "Gator," who is facing charges after almost $16,000 worth of stolen property was found in his apartment storage area seven months ago, officials said.
Bite Me was longing for the hot, sexy strip club vibe of Sunset Boulevard, so she started asking around about strip clubs in Phoenix.
A big, glowing review for sushi & small bites in Midtown.
CBC The youngster in the striped sweatshirt seen in the below video eventually notices the big cat clawing and biting feverishly at the glass but seems largely unfazed.
Everyone who has ever planted a summer garden knows that the taste that comes with biting into a homegrown cucumber or tomato can't be replicated in a superstore.
I think that " tattling " on his boss has enormous potential to come back and bite him in the rear.
Richard North Patterson is one of the most popular and resourceful writers around when it comes to marrying the realities of special interest, insider politics in Washington with nail-biting plots loaded with suspense and intrigue.
KETV-TV reports, dozens of the homes along Dog Bite Lane in Council Bluffs were torn down because of flood devastation.
Stop in for a cheap, quick bite of tasty food or call ahead and take it home.
The Bank of England's attempt to bring Britain's highflying economy in for a soft landing is starting to reach the nail-biting stage.
The fish, native to the Amazon, has been attributed to the death of two men in Papua New Guinea after biting off their testicles .
The pacu is lovingly referred to as the "ball cutter" after killing two men in Papua New Guinea by biting off the testicles of at least two local men.

In science:

But second, if these differences are “imagined away”, along with the more obvious differences (like oblateness) that the RDA imagines away, then Sider turns to the (No Difference) reply: he “bites the bullet” and says that in such a world, there is no distinction between the discs.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Here I just report my guess about how Sider (Section 4.4) would reply to this version of the RDA; (which of course, he does not discuss). I think Sider would bite the bullet, just as he did in the “lonely disc” worlds he considered.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
In particular, it bites the bullet as Sider does, in that it denies the distinction between the discs, in sufficiently simple worlds.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
In this paper, we present via simple examples four new classes of quantum codes— namely, F4 -based and CSS-type convolutional and tail-biting codes.
Simple Rate-1/3 Convolutional and Tail-Biting Quantum Error-Correcting Codes
The modern idea of self-similarity is best described by the following quote from On Poetry: a Rhapsody by Jonathan Swift (1733)1: So, naturalists observe, a flea Has smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller still to bite ’em, And so proceed ad infinitum.
Self-similarity and random walks