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nipping

[′nip·iŋ]
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The forcible closing of ice around a vessel so that it is held fast by ice under pressure.
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Menges' Proof-Nip Impression Paper is a laminated product, which is pressure sensitive and impregnated with special ink and is inserted into the nipping system at full operational pressure.
And while the story doesn't measure up to the first-season finale, it teases another interesting season of lifting, augmenting, nipping and tucking.
The taste test feeds the speculation that cleaning developed from opportunistic nipping at other fish, Grutter says.
Apart from other production enhancement indicators, nipping appeared to be a factor increasing yield and yield contributing parameters.