sliver

Part of speech: verb

To cut or split into long thin pieces lengthwise; break off, as a splinter.

Part of speech: noun

A thin strip, as of wood; slip; splinter.

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Usage examples "sliver":

  1. Ed gave it to him and fried a small sliver of ham. - "Cat and Mouse", Ralph Williams.
  2. But they all had to believe it, to combat the icy sliver of dread concerning an event that was getting very near, now. - "The Planet Strappers", Raymond Zinke Gallun.
  3. " He'd ruther you'd pick your teeth with your knife- blade than pull even a sliver out of a blow down," replied Christopher, mildly. - "King Spruce, A Novel", Holman Day.