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Nib"ble (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nibbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Nibbling (?).] [Cf. Nip.] To bite by little at a time; to seize gently with the mouth; to eat slowly or in small bits.
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Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep. Shak.
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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.
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Instead of returning a full answer to my book, he manifestly falls a-nibbling at one single passage. Tillotson.
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nib"ble, n. 1. A small or cautious bite.
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2. Hence: (Fig.) An expression of interest, often tentative, as at the beginning of a sale or negotiation process.