In the Cavour high school in central Rome, mice run through the halls, nibbling on open wiring and nesting in the lockers.
Mealtimes encourage appetite and togetherness, but the hours in between are also ideal for nibbling.
Soon it took to grass and clover, and then to nibbling sweet apples and early pears.
At last the Rougons were nibbling at the pleasures of the wealthy!
They seem to be nibbling at the flowers, and then flying away something like bees gathering honey.
All night long they travel, nibbling at their hard corn-bread.
Old Spot has got into the front yard; there she is nibbling at that rose bush under the window.
"I must make this division equal," and he kept on nibbling at the cheese.
Sheep were grazing on the plain, and nibbling the golden buds that the spring sunshine had brought to the broom.
Here we are rolling in riches while he may be nibbling at hunger's table.'
"to bite gently," c.1500, perhaps from Low German nibbeln "to nibble, gnaw," related to Middle Low German nibbelen, Middle Dutch knibbelen "to gnaw," source of Dutch knibbelen "to cavail, squabble." Related: Nibbled; nibbling.
1650s, "act of nibbling," from nibble (v.). As "a small bite," from 1838.