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“… spectrum except for a thin sliver of red …”

meanings of sliver


  1. A narrow high-rise apartment building.
  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 precedes spinning.
  3. A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter.
  4. Bait made of pieces of small fish. Compare kibblings.
  5. Specifically, a splinter caught under the skin.


  1. To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit.