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The citation link at the bottom goes to a chinese-language page. Surely that's not right? Anon
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Besides a single nonce usage, the books.google hits seem to be typos (obsolete spelling?) of the verb form nibbling. --Connel MacKenzie T C 18:27, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
- We've done this one already. I argued against it at the time (it was invented by schoolkids), but I think I was on my own. Widsith 18:35, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
- Yes, I thought we had previously deleted this. My vote then and now is to delete. SemperBlotto 09:41, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
- I don't know though...there seem to be plenty of cites for it...maybe it's started to enter the language now. I guess we should probably keep it. Widsith 08:31, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
Not sure about the verb form, but I can't rfv-sense a sense that isn't listed. Added more cites and removed RFV tag. DAVilla 22:57, 21 July 2006 (UTC)
- I recall that there was a school who/which invented the word, and it was decided to keep it. It would be nice to find the citation for etymology purposes. Andrew massyn 21:29, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Word Fugitive claims this (and niefling, niebling) is a repeated coinage. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=jaJqQ_O08WYC&pg=PT10&dq=niblings&as_brr=0&cd=10&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=niblings&f=false Rich Farmbrough, 00:37, 6 February 2012 (UTC).