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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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When the Sawhorse first came to life it had no ears at all, and so could not hear; but the boy who then owned him had whittled two ears out of bark and stuck them in the head, after which the Sawhorse heard very distinctly.
He was not the only suspect in the scrape with a snapper but coppers whittled it down to Whittle.
THE Strictly Come Dancing field has quickly been whittled down to just five couples, but Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe remain solid favourites, writes .