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nibbling

The consumption of multiple (up to 17) smaller meals per day, as opposed to the typical 3 meals/day.

While the terms snacking and nibbling may be used interchangeably, American colloquial usage might define snacking as the off-mealtime consumption of food, usually of junk/snack foods; in contrast, nibbling typically consists of more regular consumption, often of healthy foods.

nibbling

Nutrition The consumption of multiple–up to 17–'mini-meals' per day, as opposed to the usual 3 meals/day. Cf Bingeing, Gorging.
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The park also offers to take pictures of the moment when fish spa clients first experience the fish and the tickling sensation brought about by the nibbling.
The action of nibbling also helps beat the cravings for the highly addictive drug, said Karl.
These you could feel more, not nibbling or biting but more of a friction sensation around the foot.
They have even been nibbling young fruit trees and farmers in some areas, say the damage is serious.
So if temperatures are starting to rise, try nibbling at his earlobes.
A bar menu has several nibbling and snack items ranging from house-baked potato chips with creme fraiche and onion ($5) to both a New York chop burger and a grilled cod sandwich ($12 each).
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Because the stock market is short-term oversold, Dennis wants investors to do a little nibbling at these levels.
It wasn't long before he was perched on my shoulder and nibbling my ears.
It did stop me nibbling though, and my nails were longer and harder after a week.
Simmons was nibbling on duck for dinner when she started to choke.
Their detail has enabled Fradkin to identify many of the animals incorporated in the mosaics: a cape hare nibbling on grapes, a partridge holding a flower, and seven types of Mediterranean fish, including a dolphin fish and a distinctive conger eel with a starfish.