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Word: whittle

Definition: pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim


Sentences Containing 'whittle'

Anyone experienced in the ways of voluntary organizations may appreciate the fact that Col. Whittle was detained at a college trustees meeting in Tennessee, so he was unable to attend the meeting at which he was elected president.
At some point during this period he was given Frank Whittle's engine design using centrifugal compressors and returned a negative response; after pointing out minor errors in the calculations he stated that the centrifugal design was inefficient and its large frontal size would make it unsuitable for aircraft use.
Born Anne Catherine Whittle, she was educated at Sydney Girls High School and Armidale Teachers College, and married Roger Von Bertouch in 1939.
By this point in time Whittle's centrifugal-compressor designs were fully operational, and plans were underway to start production of early models.
Catcleugh is also at the start of a sequence that includes reservoirs at Colt Crag, two at Hallington and a complex of seven at Whittle Dene, where there is also a treatment works.
Conway Whittle Sams (August 25, 1864 - May 11, 1935) was an American lawyer and historian.
During the 1940s, Whittle played with Johnny Claes, Lew Stone, Carl Barriteau and Harry Hayes.
Following the season, the Bills further bolstered their offensive line in free agency, signing guard Derrick Dockery, right tackle Langston Walker, and guard/center Jason Whittle.
From Barrasford, water is pumped to West Hallington reservoir, while water abstracted at Ovingham is used to supply Horsley treatment works and can also be used to replenish the Whittle Dene complex.
Gaz has already shown his hatred of black, Asian and bisexual characters including Ash Roy (Junade Khan), Anita Roy (Saira Choudhry), Ravi Roy (Stephen Uppal), Lauren Valentine (Dominique Jackson) and Calvin Valentine (Ricky Whittle).
He also stated that Whittle's idea of using the hot exhaust directly for thrust was inefficient and would not match the performance of existing engines, in spite of Whittle concentrating on high-speed use where it would be more effective (propellers suffer a dramatic drop in efficiency below the speed of sound (M.1)).
In 1936 ARC, now under the direction of Henry Tizard, returned to the turbine engine concept after learning that Whittle was going ahead with his designs at his new company, Power Jets.
In 1988 he left Time Inc., to become editor in chief for Whittle Communications in Knoxville, Tennessee.
In July 2005 Whittle was awarded the prestigious medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians for lifetime achievement in British jazz.
In the 1950s he worked with Tony Crombie, Vic Ash, Freddy Randall and Tommy Whittle and was house pianist at Ronnie Scott’s from 1959-1960.
Judge Whittle told the attorneys: that "this case must and will be tried in such a way as not to disturb the kindly feeling now, locally, existing between the races.
L.N. Whittle was the first of 10 Macon lawyers to serve as president of the Georgia Bar Association during its eight decades of existence.
Other public sculpture include the Sir Frank Whittle commemoration in Lutterworth and a 1993 work, “Into Our First World”, at Surrey Heath House at Camberley.
Other sympathetic fictional portraits of Richard III include Michael Tyler-Whittle's 1970 novel "Richard III, The Last Plantagenet".
Overall the Act did little to protect black Africans, and ultimately enabled the later apartheid government to gradually whittle away and eventually abolish the Cape franchise.
So even while Doris was being built, Whittle's successes meant it was considered outdated, and work proceeded slowly.
The judge presiding was Kennon C. Whittle.
The moment closure approximation was first used by Goodman and Whittle who set all third and higher-order cumulants to be zero, approximating the population distribution with a normal distribution.
The progress had been so swift that Whittle's argument that the centrifugal layout was mechanically superior than the axial designs appeared to be borne out.
The treatment works at Horsley and Whittle Dean jointly meet the needs of Tyneside and south-east Northumberland.
They chose as the first state bar president L. N. Whittle, who was commander of the Macon Militia during the Civil War.
Tommy Whittle (13 October 1926 - 13 October 2013) was a British jazz saxophonist. Biography.
Tommy Whittle died on his 87th birthday after contracting pneumonia while on holiday in Spain.
Tommy Whittle was born in Grangemouth, Scotland, and started playing clarinet at the age of 12 before taking up the tenor saxophone at 13.
Tram 04 has received the "Sir Frank Whittle" nameplate from 01.
While it followed the movie's plot, there were a few changes such as the exclusion of Bonnie Hunt's character Sarah Whittle and the age and relationship of the policeman Carl Bentley (played by David Alan Grier in the movie) was changed somewhat.

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::: accessible - easy to approach; obtainable
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::: conspire - take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
::: favoritism - display of partiality toward a favored person
::: rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
::: repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory