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chipping

[′chip·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Removing seams, surface defects, or other excess fragments from semifinished metal products by using a manual or pneumatic chisel or a continuous machine.

chipping

Treatment of a hardened concrete surface by chiseling.

chipping

Implanting microchips into animals and humans. See microchip implant.
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using chippings " Tree lovers around the" Tree lovers around the world were devastated when the much revered ancient tree fell.
Most city residents will forgive the council for the chippings - as long as the roads are not surface-dressed and forgotten about.
Chips come in different sizes and smaller chippings look great in pots and tubs.
But within hours of seeking help, vets were operating on Snickers, meticulously removing the individual chippings from her oversized stomach one at a time.
About 15 minutes later it - piles of rubber chippings - was alight.
I use a considerable amount of wood chippings for ground maintenance and could see the potential of a business which dealt with wood waste in an environmentally friendly way.
But titillation and chippings are not everyone's cup of tea and, if muttered grumblings are to be believed, several visiting Frenchwomen could find nothing to fire their imagination.
But critics say it's cost-cutting as chippings cost less than grass.
I unwittingly drove down it the day they were spreading the chippings and subsequently found one embedded in the bonnet of my 8-week-old PS32k car.
The chippings are rolled into the new road surface, with excess chips removed using a mechanical road sweeper.
No one has been injured and Sonae have a mechanical digger at the scene helping to decanter the wood chippings.