Biting in

Biting in
Biting in Bit"ing in" (Etching.) The process of corroding or eating into metallic plates, by means of an acid. See {Etch}. --G. Francis. [1913 Webster]

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  • Biting — Bit ing, a. That bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic. A biting affliction. A biting jest. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biting — biting; non·biting; …   English syllables

  • biting — [adj1] piercing, sharp bitter, bleak, blighting, cold, crisp, cutting, freezing, harsh, nipping, penetrating, raw; concepts 569,605 Ant. bland, calm, mild biting [adj2] sarcastic acerbic, acrimonious, bitter, caustic, cutting, incisive, mordant,… …   New thesaurus

  • biting — index bitter (acrid tasting), bitter (penetrating), bitter (reproachful), caustic, harsh, incisive …   Law dictionary

  • biting — cutting, crisp, trenchant, *incisive, clear cut Analogous words: *caustic, mordant, acrid: *pungent, poignant, piquant, racy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • biting — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a wind or the air) painfully cold. 2) (of wit or criticism) harsh or cruel. DERIVATIVES bitingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • biting — [bīt′iŋ] adj. 1. cutting; sharp 2. sarcastic; caustic SYN. INCISIVE bitingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Biting — 1 Original name in latin Biting Name in other language Biting State code ID Continent/City Asia/Makassar longitude 8.5966 latitude 120.6341 altitude 1318 Population 0 Date 2012 01 21 2 Original name in latin Biting Name in other language Biting… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • biting — [[t]ba͟ɪtɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Biting wind or cold is extremely cold. ...a raw, biting northerly wind... Antarctic air brought biting cold to southern Chile on Thursday. Syn: piercing 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Biting criticism or wit is …   English dictionary

  • biting — bit|ing [ˈbaıtıŋ] adj 1.) a biting wind is unpleasantly cold = ↑icy ▪ A biting wind blew down from the hills. 2.) a biting criticism, remark etc is cruel or unkind ▪ a biting satire on corruption >bitingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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