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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of whittle.

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Examples

  • Selecting one of these profile labels whittles reviews down to only those best suited for the personality of the person buying the product -- or perhaps receiving it as a gift.

    Finding the Right Product Review for You

  • Selecting one of these profile labels whittles reviews down to only those best suited for the personality of the person buying the product - or perhaps receiving it as a gift.

    All Things Digital

  • The only part I don't like about working with them is I have to be the one who whittles down 50 percent of the team.

    The Voice Exclusive: Secrets From the Coaches

  • We are headed in opposite directions: I grow fat while she whittles to nothing.

    Return

  • • July 22: After teammate Floyd Landis whittles the front group down to an elite five, outsprints Andreas Klöden to take stage 17

    Lance Armstrong timeline: pre-Comeback

  • Since then, a number of women have completed the £3m training course, which whittles down hundreds of potential recruits to a core of 30 deemed capable of becoming "Top Gun" pilots.

    Woman pilot in Libya combat mission

  • By the time one whittles the list down to those cases in which it is somewhat plausible to imagine that the journalist was killed by some associate of the state—whether from the military, government, or police—in order to punish or intimidate journalists, the total has fallen from fifty-two to about fifteen, and the total under Putin from twenty-one to around twelve.

    The Return

  • He further liberalizes the economy, and then whittles away civic freedoms while encouraging a clan of security service veterans to grab the commanding heights of business.

    The Return

  • Each year, SmartMoney whittles the 6,800 mutual funds available in the U.S. down to a few standouts that consistently outperformed their peers -- without charging sky-high fees.

    Meet the Managers Behind the Top Funds

  • Subtracting the revenue from assets that AIG will sell -- and other assets that the government could sell -- whittles that down to $71 billion.

    Will Taxpayers Turn A Profit On The AIG Bailout? Not So Fast

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