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  • n  a small piece or quantity of something
    a bit of paper
    a bit of lint
    I gave him a bit of my mind
  • n  a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • n  an indefinitely short time
    in just a bit
  • n  an instance of some kind
    he had a bit of good luck
  • n  piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding
    the horse was not accustomed to a bit
  • n  a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states
    there are 8 bits in a byte
  • n  a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    all they had left was a bit of bread
  • n  a small fragment
  • n  a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
  • n  the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers
  • n  the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press
    he looked around for the right size bit
  • v  to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
    Gunny invariably tried to bite her
  • v  cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
  • v  penetrate or cut, as with a knife
    The fork bit into the surface
  • v  deliver a sting to

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  • Brown's lack of experience in emergency management isn't the only apparent bit of padding on his resume, which raises questions about how rigorously the White House vetted him .
News & Articles

  • Chesterfield woman bit by rabid fox near Brandermill
    A fox that bit a Chesterfield woman near her Brandermill home has tested positive for rabies.
    June 21, 2013 - NBC 12 Richmond
  • West Palm man bit by fox, treated for rabies
    A West Palm Beach man is undergoing rabies treatments as a precaution after he was bit by a fox Thursday evening.
    June 21, 2013 - The Palm Beach Post
  • Janesville police looking for dog that bit woman
    Janesville Police are looking for the dog that bit a woman Thursday around 1 p.m., according to a release. Officials said the dog approached the woman from the south near Mineral Point and North Oakhill and bit her in the lower right leg. The dog is described as a small, blackish-gray shitzu-type dog with no collar or tags, according to the release. The release stated the woman was treated at a ...
    June 21, 2013 - WISC-TV Madison

  • Fabio Capello in The Associated Press
    We played I think well at 2-1, but after the third goal it was a little bit disappointing,Capello said. "Germany is a big team. They played a good game."
  • Boris Johnson in Korea Times
    London Mayor Boris Johnson said in a radio interview, "I do think there's something slightly worrying about the anti-British rhetoric that seems to be permeating from America. I would like to see a bit of cool heads rather than endlessly...
  • Charlie Manuel in FanHouse
    He got quite a bit of consideration, I love watching that guy pitch,Manuel said on TBS Sunday. "He has got a great future. He is going be an All-Star for a long time. What does he have, five starts? I just felt there are other guys who...

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