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splinter

/splin·ter/ (splin´ter)
1. a small slender fragment.
2. to break into small fragments.

splinter

Etymology: D, splinte
a sharp, pointed piece of bone or other substance.

splinter

(splĭn′tĕr) [MD. splinte, a wedge]
1. A fragment from a fractured bone.
2. A slender, sharp piece of material piercing or embedded in the skin or subcutaneous tissue.
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Removing splinters is a pain for both kids and their parents and often results in lots of tears and upset.
The last time that a new Splinter Cell game was rumored was in August 2016.
Foreign bodies, such as wood splinters, can be difficult to detect if not visualized directly.
If the entire splinter is embedded under the skin, you can use a small needle to remove it.
Independent Publishing Venture with 6 titles published to date: "The Mended Fence," "The Secret Branch," "Close the Door," "An Ode for Orchids," "Fourteen Pages," "Simon's Splinter.
Splinter and his leadership team, which includes Michael Devine, the vice president-grocery products operations, and Luis Marconi, the vice president of marketing, say that three principles drive the company's marketing plans.
4 Seek medical advice if a large splinter cannot be removed easily, the site of the splinter becomes hot, red, swollen and painful, the person becomes feverish, or the person is not up to date with tetanus immunisation.
Prior to joining Applied, Splinter spent 20 years at Intel where he held several top executive positions.
She peeped in to see the children sitting on the floor in front of the TV, and on the screen was a shocking cartoon featuring the egg-headed gangly green Jake Splinter, putting a budgerigar in a blender.
Paul was airlifted to hospital with the splinter still in his eye and the eye hanging from its socket.
Mr Allen, who had never jousted before despite practising with a lance and shield, was hit by a splinter from a balsa wood tip designed to break on impact with the opponent's shield for safety, the inquest heard.
Splinter is developing a card which delegates will be given before visiting the ACC Liverpool stand.