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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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Splintered, which was created by Manchester-based Not A Number, has been screened at film festivals but will get an official cinema release in July.
On Monday evening, just hours after the Court's ruling, another AP reporter, Mark Sherman, had filed a story that read: "In a splintered 6-3 ruling, the court upheld Indiana's strict photo ID requirement ..."
As an example of his technique, Wiedenhoeft describes working with a Texas crime lab last year in studying a splintered pool cue that had been used on someone's skull.
It is suggested that, in Splintered Urbanism, architecture, 'will rest less on Le Corbusier's dictum "the magnificent, skilful art of pure volumes bathed in light" (sic) than on the organization of programmes and process; in a city which depends equally on the programmatic activation of its voids as much as the maintenance of its built volume; a city represented by an architecture that is less and less material; and architecture that is primarily process and secondary fragments'.
Worse, the wood spanners often splintered and broke when work crews tossed them to the ground.
A splintered stage at Stratford's Civic Hall is to be replaced because it poses a danger to barefoot dancers.