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

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A yankee shewn into a room to await the arrival of another, has been known to whittle away nearly the whole of the mantle-piece.

"Oh, this will do," answered the school-master, picking up a pine stick and beginning to whittle away vigorously.

I've time enough to whittle away at this before mother comes back.

Governments and socio-economic systems seem continually to whittle away at individual liberty.

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