from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of cutting or knocking off in small pieces.
- noun The flying or breaking off in small pieces of the edges of pottery and porcelain.
- noun A chip; a piece cut off or separated by a cutting or engraving instrument or by a blow; a fragment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A chip; a piece separated by a cutting or graving instrument; a fragment.
- noun The act or process of cutting or breaking off small pieces, as in dressing iron with a chisel, or reducing a timber or block of stone to shape.
- noun The breaking off in small pieces of the edges of potter's ware, porcelain, etc.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Present participle of
- noun A
fragmentbroken off of a larger material
- noun The act of breaking something into small fragments, or of removing fragments from pottery etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the act of chipping something
Sorry, no etymologies found.
We still have much work to do in chipping away at barriers to development caused by ignorance or lack of awareness.
It is whether the five Republican appointees on the Court are interested in chipping away at it, or whether they'd prefer to avoid that confrontation with the administration and the Democrats.
The PC police are chipping away at our freedoms from one side and the protectionists are chipping from the other.
In the meantime, the planner suggests that Gonzalez and Cruz increase their mortgage payments so they can begin chipping away at principal, not just interest.
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In order to get the plans, you have to agree to a click-through license that binds to you seeking any legal redress in a Queensland, Aus. courtroom -- the Queensland court having already ruled that mod-chipping is legal.
Not unexpectedly, the other regions of our country are not especially interested in chipping in to solve a problem that does not affect them directly.
The ridiculous notion is to pretend that we’re going to pay for it like it was a wedding present that we’re in chipping in to buy.
She speaks slowly, deliberately, each word chipping out of her mouth like an ax striking wood.
THE HUSBANDS AND WIVES CLUB LAURIE ABRAHAM 2010
But who ever dreamed of calling the chipping sparrow a fine singer?
Birds in the Bush Bradford Torrey 1877