It was driving him crazy. having a piece of meal stuck in his teeth after a fragmented, piecemeal dinner like he just put away was eating away at his mind and his patience; in a really piecemeal, gradually, graduated manner.
Those pieces of meal were hard to eat in large bites, but they could be managed and broken down in a matter that was not systematic as well as in a piecemeal manner as long as each piece of the dinner, that is his meal; were chopped up and elongated as piecemeal as possible and chewed thoroughly –but he thought of the whole process as truly unsystematic; or piecemeal, if you will…taken over a period of time. “Those were great pieces! What a meal!”, he said, unsystematically fractured.