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    vocabulary

    when we sharpen a pencil , the stuff that comes out, what is it called? pencil sharpen / pencil waste ?
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    #2

    Re: vocabulary

    I’m not a teacher.

    Hi Roselin,

    There is a plain term concerning the matter in question-namely “shavings” (“pencil shavings”).

    Watch the shavings coming out of the sharpener.

    Shavings come off the pencil in an unbroken curl, no sawdust or crumbs, no broken leads.

    A chip collector chamber is formed within the interior of the casing to receive shavings removed from the pencil during sharpening thereof.

    The pencil shavings are held in a removable tray.

    Shavings fall away from the blade and into a plastic dome 16 hingedly attached to the side of the pencil sharpener. The shavings can be emptied from the dome at a later time.

    Hinged cover prevents shavings from spilling ...

    The sharpening action will result in pencil shavings being expelled through…..

    Regards,

    V.

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    #3

    Re: vocabulary

    We use the same term in the US.

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    Re: vocabulary

    Hello

    Can't we use the words "chip" or "sliver" for this case?

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: vocabulary

    Those words are not used for that meaning, to my knowledge.

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    #6

    Re: vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Those words are not used for that meaning, to my knowledge.

    Thanks a lot!

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