Bit

In the sense of “a small piece, such as a bitten-off morsel”.

  • 01.005 got something a bit queer
  • 01.119 a bit more about things,’
  • 01.119 and a bit shaky inside,
  • 01.123 Indeed they hardly know a good bit of work from a bad,
  • 01.124 when I will allow we have a good bit laid by
  • 02.045 “Never a blinking bit of manflesh
  • 02.046 for a nice bit o’ fat valley mutton like what this is.”
  • 02.047 a bit of good quick burgling.
  • 02.055 said they a bit startled.
  • 02.079 That put him out of the battle for a bit.
  • 03.023 “Thank you!” said Thorin a bit gruffly;
  • 03.024 Are you going to stay a bit
  • 03.041 though when he wrote himself it was a bit thin
  • 03.043 a bit vexed perhaps
  • 05.037 so this time he tried something a bit more difficult
  • 05.070 a bit of bat-wing,
  • 05.125 wait a bit
  • 05.133 A bit low for goblins,
  • 06.014 but everyone said it was a very clever bit of work.
  • 06.033 There will be a bit of moon,
  • 06.039 He nibbled a bit of sorrel,
  • 06.042 Well! that has got us on a bit,’ said Gandalf;
  • 06.047 A bit further,’ said Gandalf.
  • 06.090 Not a bit like storks –
  • 07.004 and to let go his clutch just a tiny bit.
  • 07.019 Hadn’t you better explain it all a bit clearer?’ –
  • 08.018 if you just touch a bit of wet rope.’
  • 08.083 when they’ve hung a bit,’
  • 08.088 or a bit of beard or of a hood.
  • 08.093 and they forgot the dwarves for a bit,
  • 09.032 for they did not like it a bit,
  • 09.039 It had not been done a bit too soon.
  • 10.040 though doubtless Mr. Baggins remained a bit of a mystery.
  • 11.026 and spy things out a bit!’
  • 12.005 and perhaps a bit of the way too,
  • 12.042 and he was inclined to feel a bit proud of himself
  • 12.067 even if you could steal the gold bit by bit –
  • 12.067 even if you could steal the gold bit by bit –
  • 13.052 where we can sit quiet for a bit!’

“bit, n.1.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 8 June 2016.

“bit, n.2.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 8 June 2016.

“† bit, n.3.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 8 June 2016.

“bit, n.4.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 8 June 2016.

“bit, v.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 8 June 2016.

“bite, v.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 8 June 2016.

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