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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chipping

Treatment of a hardened concrete surface by chiseling.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chipping

Implanting microchips into animals and humans. See microchip implant.
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If anyone has had a chipped windscreen like myself then send off the PS25 bill from Halfords to the contractors and get recompense for the damage caused by all the loose chippings.
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A layer of bark chippings will keep the cold at bay
This form of repair does little to improve the surface, as potholes are crudely filled beforehand leaving depressions and humps hidden by the new chippings.
It operates from its processing plant in Heol y Cyw, near Bridgend, and sells its chippings for use as bedding for livestock and horses, top layers for countryside footpaths and as an environmentally friendly supplement to fossil fuels burned in power stations.
Weed-smothering chippings, in numerous materials and colours, seem to be one of the festival's specialities.
But critics say it's cost-cutting as chippings cost less than grass.
"I wanted to create a gourmet burger with a uniquely local twist, so I've topped it with local bacon smoked at the village smokery using chippings blended with shavings from the legendary Pontfadog Oak."
The moat of stone chippings, for example, separates the stone prayer mat from the surrounding elements and access-ways and symbolises the difficult transition from the outer, profane space of the exterior, to the sacred space of the interior.
Bark chippings are a gift for the garden - they're a cheap way of fighting weeds, keeping plants happy and adding a sprinkle of style BARK chips are every gardener's friend.
SEVERAL hundred tonnes of rubber tyre chippings were set alight at a recycling site.