How to use Gnaw in a sentence

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  • The muskrat will gnaw his third leg off to be free.

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  • Several of the elaterid larvae, however, gnaw roots and are highly destructive to farm crops.

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  • Beavers also gnaw the bark of birch, poplar and willow trees; but during the summer a more varied herbage, with the addition of berries, is consumed.

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  • When confined, they will gnaw through the hardest wood in order to make their escape.

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  • Daniel's baby brother will gnaw on anything he can fit in his mouth.

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  • Self-doubt began to gnaw away at her confidence.

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  • Impatient with the slow pace at which Jon was walking, his dog began to gnaw on its leash.

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  • The anxieties about my future continued to gnaw at me.

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  • My dog refused to gnaw on the bone I bought her, instead she chews on my shoes!

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  • When in tense situations, I will unconsciously gnaw on my fingernails.

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  • We laughed as we watched the puppy attempt to gnaw on the large bone.

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  • Our hamster refuses to eat his food, he will only gnaw on the bars of his cage.

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  • Ray's doubts about Loren's loyalty continued to gnaw at him.

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  • Many dogs will chew things when they are bored or do not get enough exercise, while others will gnaw on things to relieve stress.

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  • Dogs typically gnaw on each other's extremities and fur in expressions of love and playfulness.

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  • They can also gnaw the roots below ground level.

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  • After weeks in the jungle, he learned to ignore when his hunger began to gnaw at him.

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  • Give your dog a big knuckle bone from the butcher shop to gnaw on.

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  • Fires can be cause in this way and rats can even gnaw through pipes, causing flooding.

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  • This experiment was partially successful, but the instinctive dislike of bees to anything of a fibrous nature caused them completely to spoil their work of comb-building in the endeavour to tear or gnaw away the linen threads whenever they got in touch with them.

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  • Rodents have permanently growing incisor teeth; they must continually gnaw to keep their teeth under control.

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  • The mouse is able to gnaw its way past, or slip under seemingly impassable obstacles.

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  • The life of these subterranean pests differs in the various species; some undoubtedly (Agriotes lineatum) live for three or four years, during the greater part of which time they gnaw away at the roots of plants, carrying wholesale destruction before them.

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  • In addition to brushing, give your dog rawhide chews to gnaw on to keep the teeth and gums healthy.

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  • When it became trapped in the wall, the mouse had to gnaw its way to freedom.

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  • Keep in mind that cats like small treats, not big ones that they will have to gnaw on.

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  • Many of the furious Terrorists now became quiet and active councillors or administrators, the First Consul adopting the plan of multiplying "places," of overwhelming all officials with work, and of busying the watch-dogs of the Jacobinical party by "throwing them bones to gnaw."

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  • Week by week the slivers taken grown, Each tiny gnaw becomes a ravenous bite.

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  • Call the exterminator soon; those pests will gnaw through your foundation in no time!

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