nail biting

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nail biting

the habit of excessive biting and chewing one's fingernails and periungual skin, sometimes leading to cutaneous injury. The condition is commonly associated with body manipulations of anxious children. It is also considered a form of motor discharges of inner tension. The recommended treatment includes daily bandaging of injured fingers and frequent applications of a distasteful topical preparation. Also called onychophagia.

nail biting

An anxious behavior in which the free edges of the nails are chewed down as a means of expressing or relieving stress. Synonym: onychophagy
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The 2006 world champion from Scotland had to win 10 frames yesterday and had to come through two nailbiting deciding frames.
Under the guidance of this season's new captain Nick Morris the team will be hoping to consolidate their place in the league and avoid the nailbiting conclusion to last season when Loughborough avoided relegation on the final day on goal difference.
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She beat Marie Beaumont in the quarter-finals 21-12 before only just overcoming Linda Gledhill 21-20 in a nailbiting semi-final.
AFTER their nailbiting one-run victory over the Essex Eagles at The SSE SWALEC on Sunday, Glamorgan travel to the leafy North London suburbs today (11am) to meet Middlesex at Radlett in the Royal London One Day Cup.
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The hockey final finished 3-3 at full-time, with a nailbiting shoot-out then determining who won the gold.
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IRELAND sealed a second Six Nations crown in six years with a nailbiting 22-20 victory over France yesterday to pip England on points difference, writes Graham Woods.
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Wales had been beaten in a similar manner against Ireland, succumbing to Gillian Bourke''s late try to lose 12-10, but on this occasion there was to be no nailbiting finish.