Nibbled
Nibble \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. [1913 Webster]

Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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