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whittle

Brit dialect a knife, esp a large one

Whittle

Sir Frank. 1907--96, English engineer, who invented the jet engine for aircraft; flew first British jet aircraft (1941)
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The majority of advertising studies with an SIT framework have explored race/ethnicity (e.g., Burgess, 2003; Elias et al., 2011; Sierra et al., 2009; Whittler, 1989).
But a man who whittles out of the Bible what it has to say about baptism, the Lord's Supper, New Testament churches and their polity and other distinctive Baptist doctrines is as much a whittler of the Word of God as a man who cuts out the Genesis account of creation or the premillennial coming of the Lord Jesus.
Grandpa was a whittler, and he had made those poles just for us.
In the first few lines, Stone talks of the spirit of curiosity required in a good whittler, which is identical to the spirit required of a good appellate attorney: "It is the discovery that keeps the fingers moving not the idleness," he points out, and "the knife looking for the right plane that will let the secret out." (11) Curiosity makes all the difference in appellate law too, just as it does in any profession: You must be curious, must want to discover, must be eager to uncover how and why things work or don't work.
Even before real and imagined allergies took their toll on the student population, I dreaded Bring Your Parent to School Days, seeing as most everyone's parents started up their employment descriptions with, "Well, I used to be a loom fixer over at the mill, but now I'm a..." whittler, small engine repair fiend, jockey lot entrepreneur, birdhouse maker, et cetera.
He'd buy the calls from the whittler for $25 a piece and sell them for $200.
Fair trade bakers from Food for Thought on the Great Orme sold snacks, youngsters had faces painted and wood whittler John Davies, of Prestatyn, made model birds.
Most researchers have found that White consumers do not react negatively to Black models in ads (Barban & Cundiff 1964; Barban 1969; Guest 1970; Block 1972; Schlinger & Plummer 1972; Bush, Gwinner, & Solomon 1974; Choudhury & Schmid 1974; Solomon, Bush, and Hair 1974; Szybillo & Jacoby 1974; Whittler 1991).
Lemley & Lawrence Lessig, Open Access to Cable Modems, 22 WHITTLER L.
Ungar, The Tadic War Crimea" Trial." The First Criminal Conviction Since Nuremberg Exposes the Need for a Permanent War Crimes Tribunal, 20 WHITTLER L.
Second, black consumers have a more positive effect on and high recall of products/advertisements that featured black actors/models (Barban & Jacoby, 1974; Cagly & Cardoza, 1970; Bush, Hair, & Solomon, 1979; Whittler & DiMeo, 1991; Whittler & DiMeo, 1991).
Waist whittler Tie a thin rope around your waist, without it being too tight.