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

  Nipper \Nip"per\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, nips.
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     2. A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four in number.
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     3. A satirist. [Obs.] --Ascham.
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     4. A pickpocket; a young or petty thief. [Old Cant]
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     5. (Zool.)
        (a) The cunner.
        (b) A European crab ({Polybius Henslowii).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a young person of either sex; "she writes books for
           children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British
           term for youngster" [syn: child, kid, youngster,
           minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler,
           tike, tyke, fry, nestling]
      2: a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other
         arthropods [syn: claw, chela, nipper, pincer]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "nipper":
     bairn, bud, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, child, chit, claws,
     clutches, darling, digits, fangs, fingernails, fingers, hands,
     hooks, innocent, jaws, juvenile, kid, kitten, lamb, lambkin,
     little bugger, little fellow, little guy, little innocent,
     little one, little tad, little tot, mandibles, maxillae, meathooks,
     mite, mitts, moppet, nails, nippers, offspring, palm, peewee,
     pincers, pounces, shaver, tad, talons, teeth, tot, unguals,
     ungulae, wee tot, youngling, youngster

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