v. i.1.To break off with an abrupt, sharp noise; to bite; to nibble.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Jeff Knapple, of the American firm Envision, was the man who negotiated the Arsenal - Emirates contract; he believes that naming rights are the third most valuable opportunity available to football (or rugby) clubs after shirt and kit sponsorship.
The policemen said he had seen the puppets himself many times over the years and said the ghost of a Victorian puppeteer named Mr Knapple, who had lived at the house where the yard wall was many years ago, was often seen working the puppets.
One member of the children's gang, a boy named Georgie Jackson, suffered nightmares about the ghostly puppeteer and, even today, he shudders at mention of Mr Knapple
"This is a test of how art and commerce intersect," says Jeff Knapple, a former Denver Broncos quarterback who heads Envision.
Woody, Steele, Knapple, and Pilkington (1989) noted that one of their patients developed a severe and recurrent Staphylococcus aureus infection.