whittlings

whittling

[hwit-ling, wit-]
noun
1.
the act of a person who whittles.
2.
Often, whittlings. a bit or chip whittled off.

Origin:
1605–15; whittle + -ing1

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whittlings (ˈwɪtlɪŋz)
 
pl n
chips or shavings whittled off from an object

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Word Origin & History

whittle
1550s, "to cut thin shavings from (something) with a knife," from M.E. whittel "a knife" (c1400), variant of thwittle (late 14c.), from O.E. þwitan "to cut," from P.Gmc. *thwitanan (cf. O.N. þveita "to hew"). Figurative sense is attested from 1746. Related: Whittled; whittling.
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Whittle   (wĭt'l)  Pronunciation Key 
British aeronautical engineer and inventor who developed the first aircraft engine powered by jet propulsion in 1937.
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