Whittle

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Synonyms for Whittle

whittle something or someone down

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English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)

cut small bits or pare shavings from

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As far as writing was concerned, he used a long stick at one end of which he had whittled a long, fine point.
He whittled and listened, gave monosyllabic replies, and, when it was asked, terse advice.
These I whittled into shavings or split into kindling.
And he whittled with such industry and hearty good will, that but for his being called away very soon, it must have disappeared bodily, and left nothing in its place but grist and shavings.
He was not the only suspect in the scrape with a snapper but coppers whittled it down to Whittle.