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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gnap, v. [e.m.E. and ME. gnappe (1303), of imitative origin.] intr. To bite in a snapping fashion. — 1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. i. Prol. 44.
The greshoppers amangis the vergers gnappit
1600-1610 Melvill 82.
Turning him selff to the bos windo, whar … the Erl of Morton was standing gnapping on his staff-end

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