shavings


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shavings

curly wafers of wood produced when trimming wood with a plane; used as bedding for horses. See also sawdust.
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I fed it, shaving by shaving, and sliver by sliver, till at last it was snapping and crackling as it laid hold of the smaller chips and sticks.
I never forgot the strange taste; though it was many years before I knew that those little brown shavings, which the Shimerdas had brought so far and treasured so jealously, were dried mushrooms.
First he takes about a double handful of shavings out of his grego pocket, and places them carefully before the idol; then laying a bit of ship biscuit on top and applying the flame from the lamp, he kindled the shavings into a sacrificial blaze.
After a couple of scrapes, be looked at himself closely in the mirror, grinned, and went on shaving.
I had hung my shaving glass by the window, and was just beginning to shave.
Then seizing the shaving glass, he went on, "And this is the wretched thing that has done the mischief.
The young woman moved away a few steps, and again bestowed her absorbed attention upon the shaving mugs.
The proprietor, knowing that Miss Kenwigs had three sisters, each with two flaxen tails, and all good for sixpence apiece, once a month at least, promptly deserted an old gentleman whom he had just lathered for shaving, and handing him over to the journeyman, (who was not very popular among the ladies, by reason of his obesity and middle age,) waited on the young lady himself.
Literature; large print, respectfully descriptive of getting up at eight, shaving close at a quarter past, breakfasting at nine, going to the City at ten, coming home at half-past five, and dining at seven.
Matvey was followed by the barber with all the necessaries for shaving.
Shaving was not an easy task, for his hand continued to shake very much; and shaving requires attention, even when you don't dance while you are at it.
And when we had done that George wanted the shaving tackle.