English version

sliver

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsliversliv‧er /ˈslɪvə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SLIDEa small pointed or thin piece that has been cut or broken off somethingsliver of 🔊 a sliver of glass 🔊 a sliver of cake
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sliverslivers of broken glassHere and there, a buried sliver of wood juts up, like a bayonet from a battlefield.Cut the remaining butter into slivers and stir into the rice with the grated Parmesan cheese.Another somewhat larger sliver of flesh, the lancelet, also has one.The man in the room withdrew his arm and shook it free of slivers before turning the gun around ready for use.He drew the sliver of light across that limb of the hydra as if slicing cheese.Half dark, half light, the slivers were projections of the moon making its way across the face of the sun.He carefully places the sliver into a miniature vise.I opened my eyes and through the cabin window saw the sliver of the moon just over the horizon.
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