American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Nibble

NIBBLE, v.t. [from nib.]

1. To bite by little at a time; to eat slowly or in small bits. So sheep are said to nibble the grass.

2. To bite, as a fish does the bait; to carp at; just to catch by biting.

NIBBLE, v.i.

1. To bite at; as, fishes nibble at the bait.

2. To carp at; to find fault; to censure little faults.

Instead of returning a full answer to my book, he manifestly nibbles at a single passage.

NIBBLE, n. A little bite, or seizing to bite.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Nibble," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed May 30, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=UIFSM1KMGZVSNH1.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Nibble." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 30 May. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=UIFSM1KMGZVSNH1.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Nibble' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 30 May 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=UIFSM1KMGZVSNH1.