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  • n. Plural form of splintering.


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  • In his latest posting Paul Belien, the undoubted expert on the subject, suggests that the immediate break-up of the country may well be followed by further breaks and splinterings with parts of Wallonia possibly rejoining Germany or Luxembourg.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • It fell with a thousand splinterings; the very air seemed broken into crashing waves of sound.

    The Man in Lower Ten

  • And, despite all the sound, muffled and sharp, of splinterings and explosions, of the reverberation of the swell, outside all this clamor, silence seemed to gather and to wait.

    A Man to His Mate

  • In the unsettled condition of the Church, when it was divided by the last splinterings, as it were, of the great schism, perhaps the astute Louis deemed that any prince might obtain anything from whichever rival Pope he chose to acknowledge, though it was reserved for Alexander Borgia to grant the first licence of this kind.

    Two Penniless Princesses

  • Hazlitt's brilliancy is seen chiefly in separate splinterings of phrase or image which throw upon the eye a vitreous scintillation for a moment, but spread no deep suffusions of color, and distribute no masses of mighty shadow.

    Biographical Essays

  • "Rough road too," noted our tipster, "with two splinterings and the associated identity crises, but we've learnt to stop worrying and evolved into a friendly casual guild."

  • Okay, I’m thinking the buyer might experience bacteria, paint-borne toxins, mold, splinterings…..

    Regretsy – Shooting Blanks – NSFW

  • As we were about to enter the cleft there issued out of it a most unusual and disconcerting chorus of sounds — wailings, crashings, splinterings.”

    The Metal Monster


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