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Definitions of sliver

  1. To cut or split into long thin pieces lengthwise; break off, as a splinter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. form into slivers, as of wool Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. To cut or divide into long thin pieces. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. form into slivers; "sliver wood" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. A long piece cut ot rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which preceeds spinning. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Bait made of pieces of small fish. Cf. Kibblings. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A thin strip, as of wood; slip; splinter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A long piece cut or rent off, or a piece cut or rent lengthwise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A long piece cut or rent off; a long continous lap or twist of wool or cotton. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sliver

  1. What a sword- edge that sliver has! – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  2. Oh, dear, I've got a sliver in my foot! – Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis
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