/ (ˈwɪtlɪŋz) /

pl n
  1. chips or shavings whittled off from an object

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How to use whittlings in a sentence

  • At the name of the owner of the beautiful plantation the man who had not yet spoken rose, covered with whittlings.

    Bonaventure | George Washington Cable
  • "Well, it's all over now," said Jeff, and he rose up and brushed the whittlings from his knees.

  • She wanted to see how it would seem, for once, not to have any litter of whittlings, of strings and marbles and tops!

    The Very Small Person | Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • Then it got along, after having inspected the whittlings at the feet of the friends to decide whether they were edible.

    Imaginary Interviews | W. D. Howells
  • "No," answered Shorty, as he rubbed the whittlings from his plug to powder in the hollow of his hand.