四位元字; 尼; 半拜; 四位字節; 半字節
Nib·ble v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nibbled p. pr. & vb. n. Nibbling ] To bite by little at a time; to seize gently with the mouth; to eat slowly or in small bits.
Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep. --Shak.
Nib·ble, v. t. To bite upon something gently or cautiously; to eat a little of a thing, as by taking small bits cautiously; as, fishes nibble at the bait.
Instead of returning a full answer to my book, he manifestly falls a-nibbling at one single passage. --Tillotson.
1. A small or cautious bite.
n 1: a small byte [syn: nybble]
2: gentle biting
v 1: bite off very small pieces; "She nibbled on her cracker"
2: bite gently; "The woman tenderly nibbled at her baby's ear"
3: eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the
sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she
just nibbles" [syn: pick, piece]