slivering
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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  • slivering — the act of cutting off a slender piece, e.g. in preparing bait …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • slivering — sliv·er || slɪvÉ™(r) n. thin sharp piece, shard, splinter v. cut into small pieces or splinters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sliver — I. noun Etymology: Middle English slivere, from sliven to slice off, from Old English slīfan; akin to Old English slǣfan to cut Date: 14th century 1. a. a long slender piece cut or torn off ; splinter b. a small and narrow portion < a sliver of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slub — /slʌb/ (say slub) verb (t) (slubbed, slubbing) 1. to draw out and twist slightly after carding or slivering, as wool or cotton. –noun 2. the partially twisted wool, cotton or the like produced by slubbing. 3. yarn made with bunches of untwisted… …   Australian English dictionary

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