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Bite
Biting
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Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Bite
Bite. A cheat; one who bites us. “The biter bit” explains the origin. We say “a man was bitten” when he “burns his fingers” meddling with something which promised well but turned out a failure.To bite the dust, as “Their enemies shall bite the dust,” i.e. be slain in battle.