(n.) A small plug or wooden pin, used to stop a vent, as in a cask.
(n.) A small tube or spout inserted in a tree for conducting sap, as from a sugar maple.
(n.) A large stake driven into the ground as a support for some superstructure; a pile.
(v. t.) To supply with a spile or a spigot; to make a small vent in, as a cask.
(n.) To split or rend into long, thin pieces; to shiver; as, the lightning splinters a tree.
(n.) To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a broken limb.
(v. i.) To become split into long pieces.
(n.) A thin piece split or rent off lengthwise, as from wood, bone, or other solid substance; a thin piece; a sliver; as, splinters of a ship's mast rent off by a shot.
(1) As the Democrats have often found in the US, when they have tried to construct rainbow coalitions out of class- and colour-defined blocs of the population, groups that can be counted on wholesale in theory often splinter into individuals that it may not be possible to count on at all.
(2) A splinter group of the nationalist National Liberation Front of Corsica had made a statement warning extremists that any attack on the island would trigger “a determined response, without any qualms”.
(3) Oleg Konstantinov, editor of local news site dumskaya.net, who was in hospital with gunshot wounds to his back and leg, and splinter wounds in his arm, said he had sent most of his reporters home for the two-day holiday.
(4) His National Congress party (NCP) feels sufficiently confident that it is not contesting 30% of the parliamentary seats, as an inducement to the splinter parties and smaller movements it has convinced to run in these elections.
(5) A patient with acute Leber's optic neuropathy had a large splinter retinal hemorrhage noted after he had strained to install fire hydrants.
(6) An elevated RP accumulation at the ends of the bone splinters was found from the 1st day after fracture.
(7) Splinter haemorrhages, hypocalcaemia and evidence of renal dysfunction were absent.
(8) The conclusion was drawn that the sciatic nerve is angulated at the osteotomy and further endangered by the risk of bone splintering at the sciatic notch.
(9) His power only grew after La Familia splintered, giving rise to the Knights Templar in 2011.
(10) In either case the chip waste also contains plenty of fine and finest compact chips which are broken off and splinter during the removal or knocking-off of the chips from solid bone.
(11) The various types of corticotomy, each with its own special purpose, include transverse or oblique, longitudinal, "splinter," and partial.
(12) Less than 24 hours after the murder, which many in Derry are blaming on the New IRA – an alliance of dissident republican splinter groups – the PSNI issued a description of Kieran McLaughlin.
(13) Extracts of Fernambouc splinters were made for serological testing.
(14) Last week a Taliban splinter group calling itself Asian Tigers executed Khalid Khawaja , a jihadi sympathiser it was holding hostage and accused of spying for the US and the Pakistani military.
(15) Iraq's "very future" will be determined in the coming days, the most senior US diplomat, John Kerry , said on Monday as he urged the country's feuding leaders to form a government and confront the jihadist surge currently splintering the country.
(16) Police inspector Mozammel Hoque said most of the injured were hit by bomb splinters but none was in critical condition.
(17) He wanted to check whether the abrasions and secondary wounds found on Steenkamp's body could have bee caused by wood splinters from the door.
(18) The duration of splinter hemorrhages ranged between six and 30 years.
(19) It can be shown that stone splinters do not injure the kidney tissue, but liquid jets generated by oscillating cavitation bubbles lead to tissue damage.
(20) Both excised lesions were abscesses, with associated granulomatous inflammation, fibrosis, and plant splinters.