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munch·ing

(mŭnch'ing)
An oral-motor pattern seen in children at about 6 months of age; earliest form of chewing; includes rhythmic up and down movement of the jaw that can appear as a stereotypic pattern or include movements that vary in degree of jaw opening and timing. It is elicited by stimulation of the gums or teeth.
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Pinto, 2000, is a painting of a typical roadside scene: a horse lazily munching on grass in an otherwise empty field.
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Smooth and fatty and long, with seven white stripes painted on either side and a sharp little horn for a tail, I lie stretched out on a leaf, pale green on my bed of green, munching, munching.
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