whittle

Part of speech: noun

A small pocketknife.

Part of speech: verb

To cut, carve, or shape by hand with a knife.

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Usage examples "whittle":

  1. Mrs. Whittle failed to understand. - "An Alabaster Box", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley.
  2. Silence, and whittle away. - "Diary in America, Series One", Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat).
  3. I was introduced to a very beautiful girl here, whom I should not have mentioned so particularly, had it not been that she was the first and only lady in America that I observed to whittle. - "Diary in America, Series One", Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat).