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Champing
From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon


“She screamed again, and then, as those champing, grinning jaws bent toward her lips, she lost consciousness.”

-The People of the Black Circle

It is very unusual to see this word used in a sinister, predatory context, as convention relegates it to the champing of a domesticated animal on its bit and as a metaphor for human impatience derived from this equine action.

1. champ

[CHamp]

VERB

1. another term for chomp.

ORIGIN

late Middle English: imitative.

RELATED FORMS

champing (present participle)

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