I have no tame pets, but there are some chipping sparrows around our house.
Yet in all that time he only learned to grind his flint stones instead of chipping them.
A drifting chisel may have a longer taper than one used for chipping.
If chipping or cutting is required, he will grasp the first chisel at hand.
Not only that the flints are tiny but that the chipping upon them is "minute."
So fine is the chipping that to see the workmanship a magnifying glass is necessary.
So I prowled about and got plenty, chipping off as much as I could conveniently carry.
One object of slate, shaped like a knife, was made by chipping.
Chipping it with an adze, and boring it with an augur, to ascertain its quality.
He sets the egg on end perhaps by as obvious a plan as chipping the end.