• WordNet 3.6
    • n splintering the act of chipping something
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  • Mervyn Peake
    Mervyn Peake
    “Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered walls to the great landscape.”


In literature:

It came from beneath the carriage that we have described as having been broken to splinters.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
It was splintered, you see.
"Shelled by an Unseen Foe" by James Fiske
We were hulled twice, and had a man killed by a splinter.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
There they tied him not to the torture stake; they knew that a Ricahecrian laughs at the pine splinters.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Tolliver got his hands up, but the light chair crashed them aside and splintered on his head.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
There were no splinters on the inside.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
They also caught birds in traps made of splinters split from pine wood.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
An ash that had been splintered by lightning gave much help, and laid the foundation, as may be said, of the fortification.
"The Phantom of the River" by Edward S. Ellis
A shot now struck our mainmast, sending the splinters flying on every side.
"The Story of Nelson" by W.H.G. Kingston
The hatch squeaked; there was a splintering sound of wood.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
It shone through the cracks in the splintered planks.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
Then she gathered an armful of splinter wood.
"Special Messenger" by Robert W. Chambers
The woodwork was splintered and shattered.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
And how would that feel when it was dead, when a steel splinter had slithered through it?
"One Man's Initiation--1917" by John Dos Passos
A broken pole, with splintered ends, crossed the body of its mate, a bay, gaunt-hipped, high of ribs.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
By November every glass vessel on the ships had been broken to splinters by the frost.
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
We were taking the biggest splinters out when you came to.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
There was a splintering crash and it fell in twain.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
A piece of the bore splintered the wheels and buried itself in the ammunition caisson.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
Under the shock each lance flew to splinters, and the good steeds were flung on their haunches.
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis

In poetry:

To look upon you is to hear
The clash of battles old;
And tournaments of gentle knights
And splintering lances cold.
"Immortal Eve - II" by Manmohan Ghose
Past the stony-throated caves,
Strangled by the wash of waves,
Past the splintered crags, I sank
On a green and flowery bank,--
"My Dream" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And close behind the Carmilhan
There rose up from the sea,
As from a foundered ship of stone,
Three bare and splintered masts alone:
They were the Chimneys Three.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale; The Ballad of Carmilhan - IV. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Still must pour milder suns,
Splintering the stained glass window of a wood,
Be darkly seen through these men’s blood
And midnight mutter in her sleep with guns.
"Battlefield" by Lilian Bowes Lyon
Thou alone know'st the splendor of winter,
Mid thy snow-silvered, hushed precipices,
Hearing crags of green ice groan and splinter,
And then plunge down the muffled abysses
In the quiet of midnight.
"To A Pine-Tree" by James Russell Lowell
And the angry crash of the waves that dash
Themselves on the jagged shore
Where the splintered masts of the ice-wrecks flash,
And the frightened breakers roar
In wild unrest on the ocean's breast
For a thousand leagues or more.
"What The Wind Said" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Turf Battle Splinters Mexico's Zetas Cartel.
' Splinters ': Surfers ride waves of change in Papua New Guinea.
A review of " Splinters ," Adam Pesce's documentary about a 2006 surfing competition in Papua New Guinea.
The Supreme Court Splinters Apart Over the Confrontation Clause.
Indie & Arthouse films: 'Stuck Between Stations,' ' Splinters ,' and more.
Splinters Directed by Adam Pesce SnagFilms Opens February 3, Cinema Village.
Yacht Splinters and Sinks in America's Cup Race.
Without the charismatic Baitullah Mehsud, feuding Islamist militants could splinter.
Splintered GOP Seeks Unifying Presence.
New Regency game for 'Splinter Cell' adaptation .
Chatel's appeal piled pressure onto Cope to moderate his stance, as the Journal du Dimanche reported some of his allies were starting to seek ways to stop the party from splintering.
Tom Hardy Attached to Star in 'Splinter Cell'.
Tom Hardy is attached to star in Ubisoft's movie based on the company's video game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.
The congregation has splintered over church pastor Rodrick A Smith.
Lockout is splintering a fan base the NHL can't afford to chase away.

In science:

The scope of our paper is much wider than that, and we cite Splinter et al. (1998) among others (cf.
Reply to Melott's Comment on ``Discreteness Effects in Lambda Cold Dark Matter Simulations: A Wavelet-Statistical View'' by Romeo et al
Several implementations of this approach for dark matter only have been presented in the literature with different degrees of success (Villumsen 1989, Jessop et al. 1994; Splinter 1996; and Kravtsov, Klypin & Khokhlov 1997).
A new multidimensional AMR Hydro+Gravity Cosmological code
Latest observations and modeling efforts on disks, accretion, outflows, spatial distribution, and binarity in the context of the formation by ejection model and alternative scenarios were presented and discussed vigorously in this splinter session. A second ma jor topic was rotation and activity of these ob jects.
Formation and Evolution of Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs
This splinter meeting was intended to bring together the community to discuss latest results and future directions of research in this rapidly evolving field.
Formation and Evolution of Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs
Two conflicting observational results have been presented in this splinter session.
Formation and Evolution of Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs
The second main focus of the splinter session was the rotation and activity of VLM ob jects.
Formation and Evolution of Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs
It is a pleasure to thank the organisers of the Cool Stars 13 conference, who made this splinter session possible.
Formation and Evolution of Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs
The talks contributed to this splinter session discussed how low in mass and how low in luminosity ob jects might exist, if these substellar ob jects show evidence for circum(sub)stellar disks, and how the bottom of the mass function in young clusters after the formation process looks like.
The Formation of Low-Mass-Protostars and Proto-Brown Dwarfs
These notes do not cite th e literature comprehensively, but instead mainly re flect current research work, and the topics discussed at the Splinter meeting.
Splinter Session "Solar and Stellar Flares"
The review in this splinter by Cauzzi highlighted some past and present work in ground-based spectroscopy of flares.
Splinter Session "Solar and Stellar Flares"
At the end of this splinter session, a set of questions was proposed for future study, and some general comments made.
Splinter Session "Solar and Stellar Flares"
LF would like to thank the CS16 Program Committee for selecting this Splinter Session to run, and all the participants for a lively and stimulating discussion.
Splinter Session "Solar and Stellar Flares"
This article summarizes the contributions made at the Kinematics of Very Low Mass Dwarfs Splinter Session.
The kinematics of very low mass dwarfs: splinter session summary
This splinter session highlighted a cross-section of VLM dwarf science enabled by kinematic investigations.
The kinematics of very low mass dwarfs: splinter session summary
Section 3 summarizes the discussion points made at the end of the splinter.
The kinematics of very low mass dwarfs: splinter session summary