Sliv"er (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slivered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Slivering.] [See Slive, v. t.]

To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood.


They 'll sliver thee like a turnip. Sir W. Scott.


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Sliv"er, n.


A long piece cut ot rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter.


A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which preceeds spinning.

3. pl.

Bait made of pieces of small fish. Cf. Kibblings.

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