morsel


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Morsel \Mor"sel\, n. [OF. morsel, F. morceau, LL. morsellus, a
   dim. fr. L. morsus a biting, bite, fr. mordere to bite; prob.
   akin to E. smart. See Smart, and cf. Morceau, Mordant,
   Muse, v., Muzzle, n.]
   1. A little bite or bit of food. --Chaucer.
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            Every morsel to a satisfied hunger is only a new
            labor to a tired digestion.           --South.
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   2. A small quantity; a little piece; a fragment.
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