nail biting

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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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In a real bottom of the table nail biter Kynocks defeated the Londonderry 40-24 with Brenda Griffith and Bob Sattherwaite winning 17-5.
EVERTON and Liverpool will go back to the future to celebrate their first derby clash hours before the Anfield nail biter kicks off.
River Gale made the long journey from Hove worthwhile when his pace setting tactic was just good enough to hold home hope Clover Slippy in another nail biter, only a short head separating them.
Around 66 percent of nail biters reported feeling tension before biting their nails while, by 42 percent took pleasure from the act of nail biting.
Children who are nail biters and thumb suckers are less likely to grow allergic sensitivities upon reaching adulthood, according to a new study conducted in New Zealand.
While the previous two NFL games played here were nail biters that were decided late in the fourth quarters, the result of this one seemed inevitable as soon as Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather ran back an interception for a touchdown after only two and a half minutes.
Gel is very good for protecting nail biters' nails.