wood shavings

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wood shavings thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing
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Usage

In literature:

General Wood trimmed off a shaving so long that it coiled all the way around his wrist.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
The tree-trunks were of coarse wood, but the leaves of the trees were shavings.
"Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz" by L. Frank Baum
He sat down under the elm, and began to shave the wood with the knife.
"Caleb in the Country" by Jacob Abbott
He sat at his bench all day, shaving pieces of beech wood into clogs.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Between the chinks in the cord wood, shavings, straw or other light kindling is placed.
"Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
A hard-wood workman is essentially a man of degrees, the tougher the wood the less must be shaved off at a stroke.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
Bit by bit, the splinters and shavings of wood dropped about him.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
As far as possible, hold the pieces so that the knife will shave with the grain of the wood.
"Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools" by Virginia McGaw
Devoted adherents of the fakir brought up shavings, pieces of wood, jars of oil.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
The short cut leads to a stile at the edge of a bit of wood (the Parson's Shave, they call it, because it belongs to him).
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
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In poetry:

Then saw our own great king, whose word
The Feinne, the brave, obeying heard,
A nine folded shaving of wood brightly curled,
Shining white, as to seaward the swift waters swirled.
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

Chickadees like to choose bird houses filled with wood shavings so they can have a litttle do-itself project and make it just like they want inside.
As the shaving expert for grooming guru King of Shaves, Diane Wood knows how to keep your mug looking good.
Using handcrafted knives, they shave down fingerboards, adjust soundposts and bridges and re-hair bows as piles of wood shavings accumulate at their feet.
From the signature colored wood shavings of the show ring to the networking opportunities of the trade show, to the judging awards ceremonies and everything in between, the Alliant Energy Center grounds have been buzzing with activity.
"Shavings, Shuttles, Slabs, and Sparkles" is the name of the show, and the exhibit will feature works in wood, fiber, ceramics and jewelry.
Different smells filled the air like the wood shavings from chainsaw artist, Pat Doyle.
He was shaving slices from a basketball-size hen of the woods mushroom.
Shaves have a wood or metal body (the latter introduced about 1870) with curving handles, a throat like a plane to accept shavings, and a sole to ride the workpiece.
Then Rep Collin Peterson made an appearance at the ribbon auction and here I was, the Independent news editor with sweat running down her face, mud on her socks and wood shavings stuck to her knees.
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