Nibbling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature NibblingHe was hungry again, and again nibbled with prudence at his loaf and his sausage.ndash;Louise de la Rameacute;e (Ouida) in Bimbi.Do stop nibbling your hat, and sit down.ndash;Samuel Hopkins Adams in The Unspeakable Perk.They are nibbling, if food chance to fall in their way, all their lives long.ndash;William A. Alcott in The Young Woman's Guide.One nibbles at them and they are delicious.ndash;Sherwood Anderson in Winesburg, Ohio.Now the lovely Countess, as soon as she was grafted on the constable, only nibbled more eagerly at the love with which her heart was laden for the aforesaid Savoisy, which that gentleman clearly perceived.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Droll Stories, vol 1.Long after the time of life at which other species of rats are nibbling an independent way through the world, U.ndash;E.J. Banfield in The Confessions of a Beachcomber.After waiting nearly half an hour Lorelei went home, only to find the apartment deserted. She nibbled at a lonely lunch, trying to assure herself that nothing was seriously amiss; but she could not make up her mind to go to bed.ndash;Rex Beach in The Auction Block.Farewell, green fields and happy groves, Where flocks have took delight, Where lambs have nibbled, silent moves The feet of angels bright; Unseen, they pour blessing, And joy without ceasing, On each bud and blossom, And each sleeping bosom.ndash;William Blake in Songs of Innocence and Experience.He sat, with his elbows on the table, nibbling the end of a wooden penholder, and staring at the opposite wall.ndash;Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Birds of Prey.In time he could have annexed Persia and nibbled at China.ndash;John Buchan in Moon Endureth [Tales/Fancies].
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