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A loud crack came out of her, followed by the tearing and splintering of wood.

There was a sound of splintering glass and the acrid smell of smoke.

Then there was a splintering noise and a part of the wood broke away.

And at that instant there was a sound of splintering, breaking wood.

About the road there sounded somewhere the splintering of stone and timbers.

The colossus was splintering the massive panels as if they were of cardboard.

In an instant a shrieking slave was free, splintering his oar for a bludgeon.

There was a splintering crash and the very faint clink of metal.

Thus the nature of the splintering or chipping is called in question.

There was a splintering noise, and Jerry sprang toward the stern.

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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