English to Afrikaans Meaning :: whittle

Whittle :
Whittle
- WhittleUiteindelikWhittlesgesnoei
 

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Noun(1) English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996
Verb(1) cut small bits or pare shavings from

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(1) Tory MPs will whittle the candidates down to two in a series of ballots starting on October 18.(2) He volleyed as if he was using his racket to whittle wood, slicing this way and that and caressing the ball into submission.(3) After a bit of experimentation, Jill is able to whittle the problem down to four steps that always cause the same behavior.(4) With a jackknife, he whittled a point on a thin green stick pulled from a maple branch.(5) A willowy soldier leaned against a tree near where he stood, whittling a piece of wood.(6) Excitedly, Vivienne raised her camera to capture the woman on film, then snapped some shots of an old man whittling a piece of wood.(7) He had given the horses some grain, and now he was whittling a figure out of a piece of wood.(8) He was whittling a piece of wood the size of his palm.(9) We were forced to hotfoot it to Borneo, where we lived on the edge of the jungle for the next twenty years, whittling wood into supposedly erotic shapes that we then sold as tribal trinkets.(10) Later when he swore off smoking, he took up whittling wood.(11) Then, he painstakingly whittles each one a 10-inch handle with a kitchen knife, and waits till dark.(12) How many millions were spent whittling that piece of wet balsam, I've no idea; it means nothing and invites ridicule.(13) Over 400 designers, weavers, whittlers , cooks, carpenters, candle-makers, glass-blowers and viz-artists are packing 'em in at Montreal's biggest, best known and probably priciest craft fair.(14) I happen to be a whittler because I needed a device.(15) The Americans of the volunteers joked about how whittling wood was an American habit.(16) Her father just sat in a corner whittling a piece of wood.
Related Words
(1) whittle down ::
besnoeien
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Verb
1. pare ::
knip
2. erode ::
erodeer
3. reduce ::
verminder
Different Forms
whittle, whittled, whittles, whittling
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