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I've time enough to whittle away at this before mother comes back.The Grey Woman and other Tales | Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
Then you would whittle away all the stock till only the lock mechanism remained; and this was practically what the Derringer was.The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It | Walter Winans
"Oh, this will do," answered the school-master, picking up a pine stick and beginning to whittle away vigorously.
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.Diary in America, Series One | Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Lawyers in court whittle away at the table before them; and judges will cut through their own bench.Diary in America, Series One | Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
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