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SHAVING

very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)

The meaning of the word shaving is very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade).

Random words

WordMeaning
egoone's opinion of oneself; self-esteem
debilitateweaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
seminalrelated to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
malapropismcomic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
rickety(of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
analogysimilarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
meddlesomeinterfering; V. meddle: interfere
retrospectivelooking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
exiguoussmall in amount; minute
fracasbrawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee