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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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Of this set of 99 specimens, 60 failed in a splintery fashion, while the remaining 39 realized a brash failure.
The theme resurfaces time and time again in one form or another, with several tracks reflecting the film's icy setting with skittering synth and splintery slivers of sound.
It was Moses, with little more than a splintery cane and a profound idea: Let people choose their own god and worship it in their own way.
CAUTION: DON'T USE THIS METHOD IF THE BOARD IS SPLINTERY OR IF YOUR FINGER WILL BE CLOSER THAN 3 IN.
Mingling music, text, and dance, the jumping-off point for Brazilian Claudio Bernardo's splintery 1993 trio Vas was Italian poet/filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini's unfinished last book.
Children ran to see you up close through splintery split-rail fences; men and women chopping cotton straightened up to watch you walk past.
Most of the splinter comes out with tweezers, but it's a splintery splinter, so she needs to pierce the surface of the skin with a sterilized pin for the small particles.
Henry Fool (Thomas Jay Rryan) strides up the middle of the street one day, plucks the FOR RENT Sign Off the splintery basement door and begins unpacking his satchels, which seem to contain little except for composition books, their cardboard covers printed in a marble design: the kind of notebook you may have used in school.
But we also needed much more archive material of people like Rat Theatre who once created amazing pieces of improvised physical drama on the splintery floor of the performance space and drew fascinated customers.
Don't lay heavy logs in a stack lest you snag a glove on a splintery edge and crush a finger.
12) While Bishop is interested in the monument's splintery reality, I don't think she thought it co-extensive enough.
She places her hands on the splintery doorframe and lets her body hang forward.