When they passed over a field of grass Jim immediately stretched down his head and began to nibble
Give me a nibble
and I will try it; then I can tell you better whether it is grateful to my appetite," returned the Woozy.
Crouching beside the brook, I waited until one of the diminutive purple whales rose to nibble
at the long grasses which overhung the water, and then, like the beast of prey that man really is, I sprang upon my victim, appeasing my hunger while he yet wriggled to escape.
Earlier in the evening he had had a telephone conference with the Ancient Mariner, who had reported only progress with an exceptionally strong nibble
that very day from a retired quack doctor.
I took the smallest nibbles
, never losing a crumb, and chewed the nibble
till it became the thinnest and most delectable of pastes.
I fear not man though he has a big body, but run along his bed and bite the tip of his toe and nibble
at his heel; and the man feels no hurt and his sweet sleep is not broken by my biting.
Being a microcosm himself, he discovers -- and it is a true discovery, and he is the man to make it -- that the world has been eating green apples; to his eyes, in fact, the globe itself is a great green apple, which there is danger awful to think of that the children of men will nibble
before it is ripe; and straightway his drastic philanthropy seeks out the Esquimau and the Patagonian, and embraces the populous Indian and Chinese villages; and thus, by a few years of philanthropic activity, the powers in the meanwhile using him for their own ends, no doubt, he cures himself of his dyspepsia, the globe acquires a faint blush on one or both of its cheeks, as if it were beginning to be ripe, and life loses its crudity and is once more sweet and wholesome to live.
The nurse and I managed to chase them away, but not before they had trampled down a border of pinks and lilies in the cruellest way, and made great holes in a bed of China roses, and even begun to nibble
at a Jackmanni clematis that I am trying to persuade to climb up a tree trunk.
Some took a nibble
, some took a bite, but no sooner had they tasted a page or two, than they spat them out with a wry face, as if to say:
Sarah had managed to pry apart the shells with her unhandy weapon far enough to nibble
a wee bit at the cold and clammy world within.
The silence that followed was so intense that the faint ticking nibble
of the white mice at their wires was distinctly audible where I stood.
With that, and with an expression of face in which a great number of opposite ingredients, such as mischief, cunning, malice, triumph, and patient expectation, were all mixed up together in a kind of physiognomical punch, Miss Miggs composed herself to wait and listen, like some fair ogress who had set a trap and was watching for a nibble
from a plump young traveller.
And so the poor child, with her soul's hunger and her illusions of self-flattery, began to nibble
at this thick-rinded fruit of the tree of knowledge, filling her vacant hours with Latin, geometry, and the forms of the syllogism, and feeling a gleam of triumph now and then that her understanding was quite equal to these peculiarly masculine studies.
The fish, which normally live in river basins of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, nibble
on the dead skin to remove it.
Instead of knocking back coffee, I have a little nibble
on a little bit of chilli and a lot of cultures have a little bit of chilli in the morning, it just gets you going.