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nybble: /nib'l/ (alt. `nibble') [from v. `nibble' by analogy
   with `bite' => `byte'] n. Four bits; one hex digit;
   a half-byte.  Though `byte' is now techspeak, this useful relative
   is still jargon.  Compare byte, crumb, tayste,
   dynner; see also bit, nickle, deckle.  Apparently
   this spelling is uncommon in Commonwealth Hackish, as British
   orthography suggests the pronunciation /ni:'bl/.