• WordNet 3.6
    • n whittler someone who whittles (usually as an idle pastime)
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  • Mark Sullivan
    Mark Sullivan
    “The more characteristic American hero in the earlier day, and the more beloved type at all times, was not the hustler but the whittler.”


In literature:

Mr. Stone's calmness, like the whittler's stick, tapered up instead down.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions" by Slason Thompson
The whittler was a small man, with keen eyes and ready tongue and about thirty-six years of age.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884." by Various
But Rudolph kept whittling away, and his sister soon became a good whittler, too.
"Queer Stories for Boys and Girls" by Edward Eggleston
After a great deal of searching, Barrent found a small work entitled, "The Postwar Dilemma, Volume 1," by Arthur Whittler.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
In some courts, they put sticks before noted whittlers to save the furniture.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
His pocket-knife to the young whittler brings A growing knowledge of material things.
"Golden Numbers" by Various
This is unquestionably a homemade instrument produced by a skillful whittler early in the 18th century.
"Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers" by Silvio A. Bedini

In news:

Knifemaker Tim Britton's Serpentine Whittler.