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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sliv·er /ˈslɪvɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 sliv·er v. t. [imp. & p. p. slivered p. pr. & vb. n. slivering.]  To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood.
    They 'll sliver thee like a turnip.   --Sir W. Scott.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sliv·er, n.
 1. A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment, as of glass; a splinter.
 2. A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which preceeds spinning.
 3. pl. Bait made of pieces of small fish.  Cf. Kibblings. [Local, U.S.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a
           splinter in his finger"; "it flew into flinders" [syn: splinter,
      2: a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been
         shaved from something [syn: paring, shaving]
      v 1: divide into slivers or splinters [syn: splinter]
      2: break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered"
         [syn: splinter]
      3: form into slivers; "sliver wood"