Had he heard from Steve Jobs ( who used the bitten apple logo from 1976 onward)?
She also was a “born entertainer” and “was bitten by the performing bug” at an early age, he said.
For two years, and very ostentatiously, Sarkozy has bitten his tongue.
A commenter called bobvious claimed that “more people have been bitten by Chihuahuas in my presence than any other breed.”
Fifty years earlier, Peter—then a high-school kid from Forest Hills, Queens—was bitten by a radioactive spider.
I myself was bitten once by the Regatta Bacteria, and very painful it was.
There she lay at the end of her tether, with extended wings, bitten and rumpled.
Narth's teeth cracked loudly together and his face twisted with the pain of a bitten tongue.
The knife had bitten deep and he took my hands in his and groaned.
The ship's rats had evidently had a good feed, for many of the fish were gnawed and bitten.
Old English bitan (class I strong verb; past tense bat, past participle biten), from Proto-Germanic *bitan (cf. Old Saxon bitan, Old Norse and Old Frisian bita, Middle Dutch biten, Dutch bijten, German beissen, Gothic beitan "to bite"), from PIE root *bheid- "to split, crack" (see fissure).
To bite the bullet is said to be 1700s military slang, from old medical custom of having the patient bite a lead bullet during an operation to divert attention from pain and reduce screaming. Figurative use from 1891; the custom itself attested from 1840s. To bite (one's) tongue "refrain from speaking" is 1590s. To bite the dust "die" is 1750 (Latin had the same image; cf. Virgil: procubuit moriens et humum semel ore momordit). To bite off more than one can chew (c.1880) is U.S. slang, from plug tobacco.
c.1200, from bite (v).
v. bit (bĭt), bit·ten (bĭt'n) or bit, bit·ing, bites
To cut, grip, or tear with the teeth.
To pierce the skin of with the teeth, fangs, or mouthparts.
The act of biting.
A puncture or laceration of the skin by the teeth of an animal or the mouthparts of an insect or similar organism.