Whittled
Whittle Whit"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whittled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whittling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To pare or cut off the surface of with a small knife; to cut or shape, as a piece of wood held in the hand, with a clasp knife or pocketknife. [1913 Webster]

2. To edge; to sharpen; to render eager or excited; esp., to excite with liquor; to inebriate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

``In vino veritas.'' When men are well whittled, their tongues run at random. --Withals. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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