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Wal, Capm, fust thing is to fish up a bit 'f driftwood 'n' whittle out 'nother paddle.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
He'd sit with his cigar tilted up in one corner of his mouth, and his hat tilted forward, and whittle sticks.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
Anyone can whittle these little sticks out, using any kind of hard wood.
A COURSE OF LECTURES ON THE PRINCIPLES OF DOMESTIC ECONOMY AND COOKERYJULIET CORSON
The other picked up a pine splinter from the wharf, and producing a knife, began to whittle it.
THE VIKING BLOODFREDERICK WILLIAM WALLACE
Lawyer Whittle was fined two pecks of apples and cigars for wearing a stovepipe hat and so the fun went on, day after day.
OLD RAIL FENCE CORNERSVARIOUS
It is necessary to whittle one side of the stick at the notch so as to form a square shoulder.
FIFTY YEARS A HUNTER AND TRAPPERELDRED NATHANIEL WOODCOCK
He would whittle a thing to a point, and then count the numberless inclined planes and their pitch making the point.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)WILLIAM H. HERNDON
Wait until I whittle some fine shavings, then we will have a nice little fire.
THE PONY RIDER BOYS IN NEW ENGLANDFRANK GEE PATCHIN
Turn the spool nearly over and repeat this operation; then saw it completely off, and whittle the spool to a good point.
MANUAL TRAINING TOYS FOR THE BOY'S WORKSHOPHARRIS W. MOORE
When it is all covered with words, I whittle the writing off in thin shavings.
STRANGE STORIES OF THE GREAT VALLEYABBIE JOHNSTON GROSVENOR

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