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Synonyms for splinter

shatter

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Synonyms for splinter

to crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain

to break away or withdraw from membership in an association or a federation

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Synonyms for splinter

a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

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withdraw from an organization or communion

divide into slivers or splinters

break up into splinters or slivers

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Was that all it was, the flame of the splinter that could be quenched by any chance gust of air?
Clinging to a rough plank that wounded and bruised her and that filled her body with splinters, she was thrown clear over the atoll and carried away to sea.
Thaddeus brought this up, and if this splinter be poisonous Thaddeus may as well have made murderous use of it as any other man.
It had been bothering him all day he told Saxon, for several days slightly, in fact, and it was as tender as a boil--most likely a splinter, but he had been unable to locate it.
One day Falk came upon a man gnawing a splinter of pine wood.
Suddenly he heard a momentary sharp crack like the snapping of a splinter and all was still again.
That we often put this powder into large hollow balls of iron, and discharged them by an engine into some city we were besieging, which would rip up the pavements, tear the houses to pieces, burst and throw splinters on every side, dashing out the brains of all who came near.
Then he loathed his own beauty, and flinging the mirror on the floor, crushed it into silver splinters beneath his heel.
He then contrived to raise him from the ground, and with no little difficulty hoisted him upon his ass, which seemed to him to be the easiest mount for him; and collecting the arms, even to the splinters of the lance, he tied them on Rocinante, and leading him by the bridle and the ass by the halter he took the road for the village, very sad to hear what absurd stuff Don Quixote was talking.
Back and forth swayed the fighters, their cudgels pounding this way and that, knocking off splinters and bark, and threatening direst damage to bone and muscle and skin.
Two axes lay upon the sands beside me; chips and splinters were scattered broadcast, and the ashes of the bonfire were blackening and smoking under the dawn.
The Thing itself lay almost entirely buried in sand, amidst the scattered splinters of a fir tree it had shivered to frag- ments in its descent.
Pena, that the Queen Mother, who was given to curious arts, caused the King her husband's nativity to be calculated, under a false name; and the astrologer gave a judgment, that he should be killed in a duel; at which the Queen laughed, thinking her husband to be above challenges and duels: but he was slain upon a course at tilt, the splinters of the staff of Montgomery going in at his beaver.
Undaunted he continued his experiments, finding that he could hack and hew splinters of wood from the table and chairs with this new toy.
It follows them from an earlier date and could not easily be changed, and it may serve to recall to an elder generation than this the time when their author was breaking so many lances in the great, forgotten war between Realism and Romanticism that the floor of the "Editor's Study" in Harper's Magazine was strewn with the embattled splinters.