He whittled the wood into a spoon.
I've whittled the shortlist down to six.
Inflation has whittled away their savings.
He whittled a new handle for his ax
Whittled down the debt by making small payments.
He had whittled eight interviewees down to two
Inflation has whittled away the value of savings.
Governments have whittled down the budget on subsidizing individual artists.
Two and a half year s just whittled down to one tiny.
The pencil has been whittled away to a mere stump.
This year China whittled down its list of crimes punishable by death.
By September, they will have whittled the list down to a winner
By half time Argentina had whittled the gap down to one goal.
Japanese inventories are being whittled back, shaving 0.3 percentage points off growth .
We've whittled down a mass of evidence and produced two clear leads.
Other Asian nations have whittled away at the problem in other ways .
Reuters reported earlier yesterday that the final shortlist has been whittled down to eight .
Today's stars are slim and toned, whittled to within an inch of their lives.
"Responsibility to protect"was whittled down to nations'obligations to protect their own citizens.
They whittled down the enemy's military and economic strength in a war of attrition.
The Grizzlies whittled away at the Magic lead in the third and even overtook Orlando.
To give the wooden beams an aged look, she whittled them down before varnishing them.
The party's membership has been whittled by a series of defections over Noda's policies.
The types were made of pieces of wood that he had whittled out with his penknife.
We then whittled it down to just a phone conversation, and that was turned down, too.
The collaborators whittled these down to the 27 biggest events, so that there would be no ambiguity.
The Couple have whittled the competition down to five final ists and hope to pick a"daughter"soon.
The capacity overhang has been quickly whittled down in major industrial sectors, they wrote in a recent
Before he knows it, he has whittled his stick down to a toothpick, which snaps in his hands.
From an initial group of 41 teams, potential Asian representatives in South Africa have been whittled
Global airline industries suffered their worst year ever in 2009, as the economic recession whittled
Once we had whittled down the required reviewer list, we could afford to give each respondent one-on-one
One of his legs was gone at the knee and to the stump was fitted a roughly whittled wooden peg.
The 16 from qualifying will be whittled down to eight , who will join the automatic qualifiers in eight
And if you've already whittled your TV watching down to just one or two favorite shows per week, consider
So we've now whittled this problem down into half and so we can literally and dramatically throw half
Sharon's coalition has been whittled down to a minority government with the departure of ultranationalist
interview is with the office bearers of the local party and six candidates before the vying candidates get whittled
Sunday's results came on the heels of a Saturday release indicating that year s of war had whittled away
Rainwear became so important to Burberry that the company soon whittled its lines down to little more
He whittled a new handle for his ax...
Chitty sat in his rocking-chair whittling wood.