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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.
"'For nibbling' is our first move outside the cereal bar category and we are more than happy with the service, response and quality supplied by Amcor.
That setup mimics real life, says Bshary, because a cleaner has to forgo nibbling on a client's mucus coating if it's going to avoid scaring away its next meal.
Won-Ton Cutouts * This is mainly a decorative exercise, though birds will appreciate nibbling on won-ton and egg roll wrappers, cut into snowflake shapes.
The 33-ton hydraulic turret punch presses hit speeds in nibbling reach 900 hpm and 400 hpm on 1" centers.
In fact, some studies suggest that the habit of nibbling small portions all day long--or grazing--is replacing the traditional daily three square meals.
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.
(Is that all we talk about these days?) Nibbling, or "grazing" as some have called it, is not a new concept.