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nibbling

[′nib·liŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
Contour cutting of material by the action of a reciprocating punch that takes repeated small bites as the work is passed beneath it.
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It is a fun experience -- and could be quite funny as the nibbling fish can leave you with a tickling sensation.
I tried it out and thought it was really strange at first but then I found it relaxing and it was a really nice sensation having the fish nibbling your feet.
Zhang, of Shenyang, who had tried everything under the heaven to wake his wife from playing music, speaking to her, tickling her, finally woke her up by nibbling on her toes.
Nibbling on the foods gives the addict a wide range of vitamins, minerals, chemicals and proteins that add to overall well-being.
Ever thought of sitting on the tarmac, sipping wine, nibbling appetizers and watching planes land and take off?
it is not uncommon to see them nibbling on things to fill the hours of boredom.
Genetically engineered microbes that produce thermoplastic polymers by fermenting cornstarch or sugar are going to start nibbling away at hydrocarbon-based resins more quickly than is generally expected.
Seals affected by extrusion and nibbling appear as if many small bites have been taken from the o-ring on the downstream or low pressure side.
David Kerr, Vice President of the Global Wireless Practice, notes "As the European market evolves from monochrome to color, from SMS to MMS and from camera phones to camcorder phones, smaller players have been faster to innovate and have been nibbling away at Nokia's market share.
I didn't want my public fish nibbling to be too public.
Elizabeth, from Downham Market, Norfolk, said: "I had her for just a few weeks when she started nibbling my neck.
Most teenagers go through a trend of giving love bites, and many adults get enjoyment from nibbling and biting their partner during foreplay.