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dirt-eating

n.
  1. geophagy
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  • When are nail-biting and dirt-eating seen, and how are they to be controlled?

    The Care and Feeding of Children

    L. Emmett Holt

  • Dirt-eating is a morbid craving which is rarely seen in a normal child.