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  • 1 Gnawing — Gnaw Gnaw (n[add]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gnawed} (n[add]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gnawing}.] [OE. gnawen, AS. gnagan; akin to D. knagen, OHG. gnagan, nagan, G. nagen, Icel. & Sw. gnaga, Dan. gnave, nage. Cf. {Nag} to tease.] 1. To bite, as something… …

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  • 2 gnawing — gnaw·ing || nɔːɪŋ n. constant chewing, eating away; corrosion; dull persistent pain (especially in the stomach) adj. constantly chewing; corroding; persistently painful or troublesome nɔː v. nibble, bite, chew; wear away, corrode …

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  • 3 gnaw away at — phrasal verb gnaw at or gnaw away at [transitive] Word forms gnaw at : present tense I/you/we/they gnaw at he/she/it gnaws at present participle gnawing at past tense gnawed at past participle gnawed at gnaw (away) at someone if something gnaws… …

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  • 4 gnaw away at — ˈgnaw ˌat ˌgnaw a ˈway at [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they gnaw at he/she/it gnaws at present participle gnawing a …

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  • 5 biting down — gnawing away at …

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  • 6 gnaw — verb Etymology: Middle English gnawen, from Old English gnagan; akin to Old High German gnagan to gnaw Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to bite or chew on with the teeth; especially to wear away by persistent biting or nibbling < a …

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  • 7 gnaw — [no: US no:] v [I,T always + adverb/preposition] [: Old English; Origin: gnagan] to keep biting something hard = ↑chew ▪ Dexter gnawed his pen thoughtfully. ▪ A rat had gnawed a hole in the box. gnaw at/on ▪ The puppy was gnawing on a bone. gnaw… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 gnaw — [[t]nɔ͟ː[/t]] gnaws, gnawing, gnawed 1) VERB If people or animals gnaw something or gnaw at it, they bite it repeatedly. [V at/on n] Woodlice attack living plants and gnaw at the stems... [V n] Melanie gnawed a long, painted fingernail. Syn …

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  • 9 Solomon — in Arabic, which is transliterated in English variously as Sulayman, Suleiman, Sulaimaan etc. The Qur an refers to Sulayman as the son of David (Arabic: Dawud), as a prophet and as a great ruler imparted by God with tremendous wisdom, favor, and… …

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  • 10 erosion — 1540s, from M.Fr. erosion (16c.), from L. erosionem (nom. erosio) a gnawing away, noun of action from pp. stem of erodere gnaw away, from ex away (see EX (Cf. ex )) + rodere gnaw (see RODENT (Cf. rodent)) …

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  • 11 corrosion — n. 1. Erosion, eating away. 2. Wasting, wearing away, consuming, gnawing away. 3. Blighting, poisoning, embittering …

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  • 12 gnaw — verb 1) the dog gnawed at a bone Syn: chew, chomp, champ, bite, munch, crunch; nibble 2) the pressures are gnawing away at their independence Syn: erode, wear away, wear down, eat away (at); …

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  • 13 The Life of Mammals — Infobox nature documentary bgcolour = show name = The Life of Mammals caption = The Life of Mammals DVD cover picture format = 16:9 audio format = Stereo runtime = 50 minutes creator = developer = producer = executive producer = Mike Salisbury… …

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  • 14 Jinn — For other uses, see Jinn (disambiguation). Genie , Jinnī , and Djinn redirect here. For other uses, see Genie (disambiguation), Jinnī (disambiguation), and Djinn (disambiguation). The Majlis al Jinn cave in Oman, literally Meeting place of the… …

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  • 15 Hayagriva — Hdeity infobox| Caption = Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva Name = Hayagriva Devanagari = Sanskrit Transliteration=Hayagrīva Pali Transliteration= Tamil script= Affiliation=Avatar of Vishnu God of=knowledge and wisdom Abode= Mantra= Weapon= Consort=Lakshmi… …

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  • 16 corrosion — corrosional, adj. /keuh roh zheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of corroding; condition of being corroded. 2. a product of corroding, as rust. [1350 1400; ME ( < MF) < LL corrosion (s. of corrosio) a gnawing away, equiv. to L corros(us), ptp. of… …

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  • 17 JFK (film) — Infobox Film name = JFK image size = 200px caption = Theatrical poster director = Oliver Stone producer = A. Kitman Ho Oliver Stone writer = Jim Marrs (book Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy ) Jim Garrison (book On the Trail of the… …

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  • 18 Islamic view of Solomon — Sulayman ( circa 985 BC 932 BC) [ [http://www.thetruthoflife.org/messengers solomon.htm The Truth of Life ] ] [ [http://www.zainab.org/commonpages/ebooks/english/short/prophets.htm :: www.zainab.org ] ] , ( ar. سليمان) is a prophet in the Qur an… …

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  • 19 Colonel Redl — Directed by István Szabó Written by Péter Dobai Based on …

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  • 20 Al Morgan — Al Morgan, producer of The Today Show during the 1960s, was a novelist best known for his trenchant look at media personalities, The Great Man (Dutton, 1955), which reviewers compared to The Hucksters and Citizen Kane . It was this novel which… …

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