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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



... of doing it by heating a flat stone, and cooking the fish on that," replied Tom. "Then some old hunters who won't bother to carry a frying-pan into the woods with them manage by toasting the meat or fish at the end of a long sliver of wood. Given the fish and a hot fire, the fellow who couldn't invent some way of cooking would deserve ...
— The Boy Scouts of Lenox - Or The Hike Over Big Bear Mountain • Frank V. Webster

... atrocious soul-freezing cold! He cursed it with every breath he drew. At noon he felt a vast temptation to make another fire, but he refrained. Then that night he had bad luck, for one of his precious matches proved little more than a sliver tipped with the shadow of pink. In spite of his efforts it was abortive, and he was compelled to use another. He was down ...
— The Trail of '98 - A Northland Romance • Robert W. Service



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



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