Well, they ate away at the loaves; each of them ate his fill, but the loaves got no smaller.
With regard to himself, he did not say a word, but ate away as fast as he could.
Very slowly, and with some discomfort, it ate away the tissue of his nerves.
The floor overflowed with dainties; and they ate away like anything.
He, affecting to appear wholly unconscious of what was ...