Definitions of splitting

  1. Act of one who splits or divides.

Usage examples for splitting

  1. " That's hair- splitting," snapped Captain Ross. – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  2. The echoes of splitting ice came like distant explosions. – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  3. After the ear- splitting racket it was almost still enough to hurt. – A Yankee in the Trenches by R. Derby Holmes
  4. He avoided it only by the extreme rapidity with which he dropped behind the packing- case, and it flew over his head and crashed against the centre panel of a big wardrobe that stood in one corner of the room, splitting the panel it struck from top to bottom. – The Bittermeads Mystery by E. R. Punshon
  5. I have such a splitting headache that I must go straight and lie down. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  6. I'm not much good splitting sentimental hairs. – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance
  7. The Marsh was Advertised as a Manufacturing Suburb, and they had side- splitting Circulars showing the Opera House, the Drill Factory, Public Library, and the Congregational Church. – More Fables by George Ade
  8. He brought his ax down on the king's head, splitting it into two parts, and the king fell at the feet of his horses. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  9. The above- mentioned combing and splitting action takes place at this point as well as for a distance of, say, 24 inches to 30 inches below. – The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
  10. That old Billy is mighty nice about splitting the wood and bringing it in. – The Comings of Cousin Ann by Emma Speed Sampson
  11. My head is splitting for want of a cigar. – That Boy Of Norcott's by Charles James Lever
  12. And late the next morning, Mr. Verdant Green woke up with a splitting headache, and wished that he had never been born. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  13. An aged woman, the chief's mother, who was splitting bark by the fire, waved her hands also. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  14. While the door remained open a sound floated in, which they all heard- an ear- splitting screech, followed instantly by a chorus of yells, a pistol report, more yells, and then a number of reports. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  15. I paused while drawing at it, checked by the splitting open of the earth in the first turning to the right and the second to the left, or thereabouts. – Waiting for Daylight by Henry Major Tomlinson
  16. He heard the deafening echoing explosions of splitting ice in the distance . – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  17. Especially pronounced among the Shoshone of this area is the practice of splitting into a number of scattered and very small winter camps. – Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society by Robert F. Murphy Yolanda Murphy
  18. Soft, uniform; seasons well; easy to work; nails without splitting; fairly durable in contact with the soil; and shrinks less than other species of pine. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner