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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of splinter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry: Same as shivered.
  • Same as ragged.


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  • Bill built the fire into a roaring blaze, feeding it with sticks splintered from the dead palm.


  • Wood splintered from the French deck and side as the shots punched out.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The royal apartments had once been lined with fine limestone slabs exquisitely sculptured and painted; but these had been literally mashed to pieces before the place was fired, and lay in splintered heaps among the débris of charred beams and blackened bricks.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • They so broke the iron that it only remained in splintered fragments, much of which could be picked off by hand, and the wood was exposed.

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • Once the empire weakened, the power to mint coins splintered among local lords, princes and bishops, says Redish.

    The New Coin Of The Realm

  • With what strength he had he hewed at the crawling arm near the wrist, and the hand broke off; but at the same moment the sword splintered up to the hilt.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Gingrich has had some contradictory stands, but at his core, he's more representative of the naturally splintered Republican base by "splintered" I mean the base the includes libertarians, evangelicals, establishment, etc -- I don't mean that in a derogatory way, just a factual one than any of the others.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • More on this story as it develops! going through the motions with the sound turned down trying to stand up with your hands bound running in place wearing blindfolds and you're never contemplating what the mind holds it tears me apart this vengeant heart thirsts for love lived through art both sides of the sword splintered

    Views From the Back Row

  • Oliver stressed the 'splintered' nature of the New Zealand printing industry, with an already relatively small market divided up between geographically dispersed printing firms.

    Book & Print in New Zealand: A Guide to Print Culture in New Zealand

  • This report tracks with Ugandan and Congolese reports that the LRA has "splintered" into small groups (following the December 2008 attack on LRA bases in Congo's Garamba National Park).


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