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#1 2006-12-08 13:37:19

mr_sloane
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Registered: 2006-10-06
Posts: 15

Rest Bite

“the understated piano sound is welcome rest bite”
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Horses-Patti-Sm … F8&s=music

“A walkers rest bite, in a beautiful valley”
http://www.cumbria-the-lake-district.co … eside.html

“Thomas in goal didn’t seem to have any rest bite”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/leeds/content/arti … ture.shtml

Respite reconfigured as rest bite, to mean a small amount of rest.

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#2 2006-12-08 15:48:59

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 827

Re: Rest Bite

Sorry mr-sloane, Kramer posted ‘rest bit’ and I posted ‘rest bite’ in Sept 06. I think it may already be in a secret fold of the database too.

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#3 2006-12-08 16:23:14

mr_sloane
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Registered: 2006-10-06
Posts: 15

Re: Rest Bite

Oh – sorry. I did do a search for it. Still, glad to see it’s been accepted as an Eggcorn.

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#4 2010-08-15 15:05:56

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2119

Re: Rest Bite

More on “rest bite” from Mark Liberman at Language Log.

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