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Sliver   /slˈɪvər/   Listen
Sliver

noun
1.
A small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal.  Synonym: splinter.  "It broke into slivers"
2.
A thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something.  Synonyms: paring, shaving.



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"Sliver" Quotes from Famous Books



... fleecy sheet, for the machinery narrows it and rounds it, and when it comes into sight again, it looks like a soft round cord about an inch thick, and is coiled up in cans nearly a yard high. This cord is called "sliver." ...
— Makers of Many Things • Eva March Tappan

... reply, but stooped down, took a sliver from a log, and began to pick his teeth. Jim watched him with quiet amusement. The more Mr. Buffum thought, the more furious he ...
— Sevenoaks • J. G. Holland



Words linked to "Sliver" :   shape, separate, fragmentise, split, form, chip, dissever, paring, bit, splint, flake, divide, fleck, carve up, scrap, turning, fragmentize, break up, fragment, slivery, split up



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