Whittle, Frank Whittle, Sir Frank Whittle(verb)
English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)
cut small bits or pare shavings from
"whittle a piece of wood"
A large knife.
To cut or shape wood with a knife.
To reduce or gradually eliminate something (such as a debt).
Origin: From whittel, an alteration of thwitel, itself from thwiten, from thwitan. Compare Old Norse þveita
a grayish, coarse double blanket worn by countrywomen, in the west of England, over the shoulders, like a cloak or shawl
same as Whittle shawl, below
a knife; esp., a pocket, sheath, or clasp knife
to pare or cut off the surface of with a small knife; to cut or shape, as a piece of wood held in the hand, with a clasp knife or pocketknife
to edge; to sharpen; to render eager or excited; esp., to excite with liquor; to inebriate
to cut or shape a piece of wood with am small knife; to cut up a piece of wood with a knife
Origin: [OE. thwitel, fr. AS. pwtan to cut. Cf. Thwittle, Thwaite a piece of ground.]
Whittle was a UK game show for Channel 5 and it was hosted by comedian Tim Vine. The show aired throughout the channel's first two broadcasting years, from 31 March 1997 to 21 June 1998. It was shown at 18:00 as part of a quiz block with 100%.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hwit′l, v.t. to pare or cut with a knife: to cut to an edge.—v.i. to cut wood aimlessly: (obs. slang) to confess at the gallows.—n. a small pocket-knife. [M. E. thwitel—A.S. thwítan, to cut.]
hwit′l, n. (prov.) a woollen shawl: a blanket. [A.S. hwítel, a white mantle—hwít, white.]
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The numerical value of Whittle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Whittle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- wegschnibbeln, schnitzenGerman
- veistää, vuolla, leuku, leikataFinnish
- lefarag, megnyírbál, farigcsál, csökkent, faragcsálHungarian
- snijden, verminderen, kerven, mes, afknagen, groot, aanspitsenDutch
- scyzoryk, wystrugać, wyrzeźbićPolish
- [[большой]] [[нож]], уменьшать, сводить на нет, вырезать, выстругиватьRussian
- karva, täljaSwedish
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