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- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)f
- the waste chips or shavings from metalworking or a saw cutting wood
- the grit worn away by use of a grindstone or whetstone, being particles of the material being cut and of the cutting stone itself
chips or shavings
Infrequently used after the 19th century; primarily in technical settings.