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While chipping away plaster from his kitchen wall, the Guatemalan man unearthed a series of centuries-old Mayan murals.

Chipping away on the comedy circuit could be the start to something big.

Titanic has sometimes made $50,000 in a few weeks of well-timed chipping and putting at golf resorts.

It is chipping away at the uninsured population in the United States.

Thieves are chipping away at the remains of archaeological and cultural wonders, removing prieceless artifacts piece by piece.

Henry, greatly taken with the idea, sat up until it was almost dark, chipping out the remaining letters of the alphabet.

They are lacking, like the Pygmy races in general, in the art of chipping stone, one of the earliest arts acquired by man.

When the word market takes the place in England of the old Anglo-Saxon chipping, we may assume the place to be of later origin.

It made a deafening noise, but only resulted in chipping a scratch on my mare's nose with a splinter.

You might tell by the chipping, but this is hard wood covered with thick enamel, so there's apt to be no chipping.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to chipping, such as: splinter, chop, nick, crack, hack, and whack.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.