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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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Gourmet Retailer magazine and The Nibble have recognized Belle Chevre's new goat cheese cheesecakes with top honors and awards.
Competition got fierce, with second place charity CSIE earning 44% of the votes - but it was Camp Nibble, an independent charity ran from the homes of rabbit lovers, who came out winners by just 33 votes.
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Originating from the river basins of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, the fish are renowned for the way they nibble away at dead and damaged skin cells to exfoliate, leaving you with smoother skin after a half an hour treatment.
Lisa said: "They don't have any teeth so they just nibble with their gums.
When parasites build up on the skin of a reef fish, it can get relief by swimming over to a small, so-called cleaner fish that nibbles off the encrustations.
From the Five Mean Machines stories to Nightmare Jobs, you can devour this as an elaborately coursed meal, or nibble on it one morsel at a time.
Worthy groups such as the League of Conservation Voters can only nibble at the edges of our society's environmental problems because they are structured as "beggars at the door.
Mastercam Mill Version 9 delivers high speed pocketing and increased machining options, including full "trochoidal" machining moving the tool in small circles that can nibble out the entire pocket so the tool is never buried.
So, Shaw is attempting to nibble around the edges to achieve these important improvements for women.
Mastercam Mill Version 9 software from CNC Software delivers high speed pocketing and increased machining options, including full trochoidal machining (moving the tool in small circles that can nibble out the entire pocket so the tool is never buries), according to the company.