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  • n. One who whittles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who whittles (usually as an idle pastime)


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  • In an exaggeratedly cheery voice, she said, Youve shown me what a good wittle whittler you are!

    Kiss of a Demon King

  • If you are like me, that is possible yet not pleasing, because I'm not so good a whittler, and most of my "make a spindle" efforts were not so successful.

    Back to earth.

  • I tend to ignore the Sun's propaganda section, having Jeeves remove it from the apartment with tongs, but yesterday I lapsed into reading the editorial page, and I'm still combing the sparks out of my hair after coming into contact with John Batchelor's D-Day elegy, whose grandiosity makes Victor Davis Hanson's essays look like the shavings of a front-porch whittler.

    Batchelor Fodder: James Wolcott

  • Why should it someone somewhere got a crown etc for their tireless efforts in setting up the various bits and pieces only to walk away and let it fall apart. ps who are BTP on June 19, 2006 at 6: 42 pm | Reply whittler

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  • Both his academic background and commercial writing experience had trained him to start from the outside in: that is, to structure the tale, research the characters and settings, and then write inward, the way a whittler carves a shape from a stick.

    A Winter Haunting

  • Then like a whittler, he pried away the folds of bark.

    Songs of the Humpback Whale

  • In his sword-hand, he wielded a small clasp-knife, which did the alternate duty of a toothpick and a whittler, [K] for which latter amusement he kept a small stick in his left hand to operate upon; and the floor bore testimony to his untiring zeal.

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • If you are a good, natural-born whittler you will find it a greater asset than a college degree.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Seventh Annual Report Wooster, Ohio, September 3, 4, 5, 1946

  • And even the mere whittler usually whittles his stick to a point: that is, he is "making" something.

    A Study of Poetry

  • And yet, after taking on Western adjustments, this languid pine-box whittler, cracker barrel hugger, shady corner lounger of the cotton fields and sumac hills of the South became famed as a bad man among men who had made a life-long study of the art of truculence.

    Heart of the West [Annotated]


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