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 for Biting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bite \Bite\ (b[imac]t), v. t. [imp. Bit (b[i^]t); p. p.
     Bitten (b[i^]t"t'n), Bit; p. pr. & vb. n. Biting.] [OE.
     biten, AS. b[imac]tan; akin to D. bijten, OS. b[imac]tan,
     OHG. b[imac]zan, G. beissen, Goth. beitan, Icel. b[imac]ta,
     Sw. bita, Dan. bide, L. findere to cleave, Skr. bhid to
     cleave. [root]87. Cf. Fissure.]
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     1. To seize with the teeth, so that they enter or nip the
        thing seized; to lacerate, crush, or wound with the teeth;
        as, to bite an apple; to bite a crust; the dog bit a man.
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              Such smiling rogues as these,
              Like rats, oft bite the holy cords atwain. --Shak.
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     2. To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some
        insects) used in taking food.
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     3. To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure,
        in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the
        mouth. "Frosts do bite the meads." --Shak.
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     4. To cheat; to trick; to take in. [Colloq.] --Pope.
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     5. To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the
        anchor bites the ground.
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              The last screw of the rack having been turned so
              often that its purchase crumbled, . . . it turned
              and turned with nothing to bite.      --Dickens.
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     To bite the dust, To bite the ground, to fall in the
        agonies of death; as, he made his enemy bite the dust.
  
     To bite in (Etching), to corrode or eat into metallic
        plates by means of an acid.
  
     To bite the thumb at (any one), formerly a mark of
        contempt, designed to provoke a quarrel; to defy. "Do you
        bite your thumb at us?" --Shak.
  
     To bite the tongue, to keep silence. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Biting \Bit"ing\, a.
     That bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic. "A biting
     affliction." "A biting jest." --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  biting
      adj 1: capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting
             aphorism"; "pungent satire" [syn: barbed, biting,
             nipping, pungent, mordacious]
      2: causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used
         especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind" [syn:
         biting, bitter]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  165 Moby Thesaurus words for "biting":
     Attic, Siberian, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent,
     acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, acute, afflictive, agonizing, algid,
     arctic, asperous, astringent, atrocious, below zero, bitter,
     bitterly cold, bleak, boreal, brilliant, brisk, brumal, caustic,
     clear-cut, clever, cold, cold as charity, cold as death,
     cold as ice, cold as marble, corroding, corrosive, cramping, crisp,
     cruel, cutting, distressing, double-edged, driving, droll, edged,
     effective, escharotic, excruciating, facetious, fierce, forceful,
     forcible, freezing, freezing cold, frigid, funny, gelid, glacial,
     gnawing, grave, griping, gutsy, hard, harrowing, harsh, hibernal,
     hiemal, humorous, humorsome, hurtful, hurting, hyperborean,
     ice-cold, ice-encrusted, icelike, icy, imperative, impressive,
     incisive, inclement, ingoing, irritating, jesting, jocose, jocular,
     joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen-witted, mordacious, mordant,
     nervous, nimble-witted, nipping, nippy, nose-tickling, numbing,
     painful, paroxysmal, penetrating, piercing, pinching, piquant,
     poignant, pointed, powerful, punchy, pungent, quick-witted,
     racking, rapier-like, raw, rigorous, rough, salt, salty, scathing,
     scintillating, scorching, sensational, severe, sharp, shooting,
     sinewed, sinewy, slashing, sleety, slushy, smart, snappy, sour,
     sparkling, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, sprightly, stabbing,
     stinging, stone-cold, strident, striking, stringent, strong,
     subzero, supercooled, tart, telling, tormenting, torturous,
     trenchant, vehement, vigorous, violent, virulent, vital, vitriolic,
     whimsical, winterbound, winterlike, wintery, wintry, withering,
     witty
  
  

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