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Synonyms for Whittle

whittle something or someone down

Synonyms for Whittle

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

cut small bits or pare shavings from


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The model finalists were whittled down to six then to three
Clients gradually shortened their name to FRi, and the company, over time, has since whittled down to the two remaining partners.
Today the field will be whittled down from 32 to eight, with the quarter and semi-finals tomorrow and the final on Saturday morning.
At press time, Congress had whittled down the proposed cut to a little more than $2 billion, with little apparent hope for further reduction.
Regulars of the morning news program and his Food Network specials on history through food, Roker on the Road, have no doubt noticed the huggable broadcaster has steadily whittled down his waistline.
Eventually it whittled down to a core group of eight regulars.
Whittled down from a 20-strong list, the final six contenders for the Orange Prize for Fiction have been decided by a panel of judges including author Audaf Soueif and model and writer Sophie Dahl.
Chapter 6 subjects Petrarch to a process of ridimensionamento, which implies not that he is whittled down in size, but that the framework of the history of humanism is readjusted so that he is not seen to tower at its outset.
According to Jamie Wilson, the British-born chairman of the search committee and Boston Ballet trustee, the short list was whittled down from more than 400 applicants.
A male nude whittled down by the passage of tune and then framed by Marcuse's camera recalled Constantin Brancusi's blunt Torso of a Young Man, 1917-24.
Fat-trunked trees do not fit in Christmas-tree stands unless the trunks are whittled down, and even then, tree stands built for wild trees will not hold fat ones with whittled-down trunks, no matter how hard you twist the screws.
The game's 18 finalists will be whittled down to 3 over the course of the finale's first three days (November 6, 7 and 8), with one lucky player taking home the $1 million grand prize on November 9.
11/kg; while, other LPG-producing companies also whittled down its price by Rs.
Now the contestants will come face to face with the judges, including Charlotte Church, as the group is whittled down further.
THE Strictly Come Dancing field has quickly been whittled down to just five couples, but Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe remain solid favourites, writes .