Origin of whittle
OTHER WORDS FROM whittlewhittler, noun
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How to use whittle in a sentence
A list of 400 disagreements over the document has been whittled down to just two.CIA Torture Report ‘Days’ Away, Feinstein Says|Tim Mak|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With Thriller, we took 800 songs and whittled them down to nine.Quincy Jones Talks Chicago’s Mean Streets, Why Kanye West Is No Michael Jackson, and Bieber|Marlow Stern|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And if the oligarchs around him, whom he helped create, see their billions of dollars whittled down a bit?Is the U.S. Enabling Putin's Invasion?|Christopher Dickey|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the time the House and Senate agreed to a farm bill last month, that was whittled down to $8.7 billion over 10 years.Paul Ryan: Still a Total Jerk|Michael Tomasky|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eventually the producers whittled the group down to the four "pirates" in the film.Barkhad Abdi: From Limo Driver to Oscar Contender|Tim Teeman|February 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he took the white bits of wood which had been under the bark and he whittled away at the ends.
Out came the magic knife and he whittled away at the little sticks; whittled and whistled and smiled all the time.
And as the Toyman whittled sometimes he whistled, and sometimes he sang a funny song in a funny voice.
As for Ren, he sat on the single doorstep and whittled pegs on which to hang his rifle inside the door.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart
On the surface they were of a greenish hue, but when whittled with a knife their true character appeared.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson