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It turned out that a splinter of iron wire had penetrated the core.

His body seemed to break and splinter, and he sprawled forward on the sand.

Would the teeth of a crocodile not splinter under that word?

But Splinter added a few words of his own and they became quieter.

One day Falk came upon a man gnawing a splinter of pine wood.

Similarly, a splinter, if not removed and cleansed, will produce a pus-forming wound.

A splinter of fir was burning in the cresset, and the fire was lighted in the stove.

A bullet chipped away a splinter of wood beside me as I ran.

He had already been badly wounded in the head by a splinter.

One day an Indian ran a splinter far into his foot, inflicting a very serious wound.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Middle Dutch splinter, splenter "a splinter," related to splinte (see splint). The adjective (as in splinter party) is first recorded 1935, from the noun.

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