slivered
sliver sliv"er (sl[i^]v"[~e]r or sl[imac]"v[~e]r; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {slivered} (sl[i^]v"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {slivering}.] [See {Slive}, v. t.] To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They 'll sliver thee like a turnip. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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