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- "It's these—ouch—shoes my brother gave me—ow—they're eating my—OUCH—feet—look at them, there must be some kind of—AARGH—jinx on them and I can't—AAAAARGH—get them off."
- —A wizard explaining the effects of this jinx.[src]
This unidentified jinx is a spell which jinxes an object to bite anyone who uses it.
The Nose-Biting Teacup is a product sold at Zonko's Joke Shop and Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes that looks like an ordinary teacup, but has been jinxed to bite the nose of anyone who tries to drink out of it. Ron Weasley and Harry Potter each bought one on a trip to Hogsmeade in 1994.
Willy Widdershins was caught selling biting doorknobs to Muggles in 1995, presumably enchanted by this jinx. Two of his victims lost fingers and had to be sent to St Mungo's to have their bones regrown and their memories modified.
In the winter of 1995, a man was given some shoes with this jinx placed on them by his brother. When he explained the predicament to the welcome witch at the hospital, she replied that the shoes didn't stop him reading, and hence revealing that the jinx is not severe enough to affect eyesight or mental capabilities.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (Mentioned only)