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bite

1. Angling an attempt by a fish to take the bait or lure
2. the depth of cut of a machine tool
3. the grip or hold applied by a tool or chuck to a workpiece
4. Dentistry the angle or manner of contact between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed naturally
5. the surface of a file or rasp with cutting teeth
6. the corrosive action of acid, as on a metal etching plate

What does it mean when you dream about a bite?

If one is being bitten in a dream, it can reflect feelings about something threatening in one’s environment, or feeling threatened by one’s own repressed anger or sexuality. If the dreamer is doing the biting, it can reflect everything from self-assertiveness to the desire to attack something or someone in one’s environment. Biting finds expression in an usually large range of idioms that might find expression in dreams: “bite the bullet,” “their bark is worse than their bite,” “bite off more than you can chew,” “bite the dust,” “bite the hand that feeds you,” “bite their head off,” and “they won’t bite.” (See also Dentures, Teeth).

bite

[bīt]
(biology)
To seize with the teeth.
Closure of the lower teeth against the upper teeth.
(engineering)
In glazing, the length of overlap of the inner edge of a frame over the edge of the glass.
(graphic arts)
In photoengraving, the various stages of etching accomplished through the action of acid.
(medicine)
Skin injury produced by an animal's teeth or the mouthparts of an insect.

bite

In glazing, the distance by which the inner edge of a frame (or a stop) overlaps the edge of the glass or panel.

BITE (built-in test equipment)

A monitoring device that assesses the serviceability and health of aircraft and/or engines and indicates the results. It assists both the maintenance personnel and the aircrew.

bite

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By recommending a moratorium on further use of this unscientific evidence in Texas prosecutions, the Texas Forensic Science Commission has taken a giant step in purging unscientific and unreliable bite mark evidence from court rooms nationwide.
Criticism of forensic science particularly that of bite marks analysis has become increasingly common in the last decade.
A witness, who practises forensic odontology which deals with the proper handling, examination and evaluation of dental evidence, told the court on Monday that some of the bite marks on the 23- year- old reasonably matched the dental models of Ram Singh and that of Akshay, probably.
Occasionally, bite marks display unique characteristics of contacting tooth surfaces or details related to palatal or lingual tooth surfaces leaving imprints on soft tissues.
20-year-old Bob (right) was found with bite marks on his body at the chimp enclosure at Welsh Mountain Zoo (inset)
Laidlaw said the bite marks had "an obvious sexual connotation", but al Saud has insisted that the pair were friends.
LeClair's arms and neck along with the bite marks, the search warrants said.
Of 33 vertebrate bite marks identified during 2004 wet season, I1 bite marks on separate clay lizards resembled punctures that were deep and narrow, and probably formed from a bird beak (note: insect / arthropod bite marks were excluded from analysis).
During the previous three years, he and Hayne had helped produce murder convictions in two strikingly similar cases, finding previously undetected bite marks on dead little girls and linking them back to the boyfriends of the girls' mothers.
But the Cuban hit back: "If it was a bite, then show me the bite marks.
Daphne, Older": Peel back my skin: / reveal hard fibers, bite marks, // scars from wind and rain.
Was there a coincidence in the night of the strange bite marks on his foot; the night the Basenji dog was delivered to his home from his mother who had passed away, and the fact that since that night he'd been unable to recall a single thing?