splintery :

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s plin tuh ree

  • s  subject to breaking into sharp slender pieces
  • a  resembling or consisting of or embedded with long slender fragments of (especially) wood having sharp points
    a rough splintery floor of old pine boards

  • Full-throated blares, splintery muted phrases, the crooning tones of the soprano trombone, the rumble of its contrabass relativeall seemed to accelerate in a circular motion .
  • Last week, black-robed and bearded as Wagner's Flying Dutchman, he scowled his way through the second act, knelt with dignity upon the Metropolitan's splintery stage and prayed .
  • Before the opening performance buxom Neapolitan Soprano Maria Caniglia was found crawling about the Met's splintery stage in search of bent nails.

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