Now that's splitting hairs.
The vamp said something about splitting the sky.
A flash of lightning followed by an ear-splitting clap of thunder caused a squeak of protest from Cynthia Dean.
Maybe - or by splitting us up.
The Council had been on the verge of splitting for years, severing the effectiveness of their ability to combat Darkyn's demons.
He looked up, with a large grin splitting his face.
I'm tired and I have a splitting head ache.
She heard Gabriel shout something that was lost in the roar of the ground splitting apart.
If you're serious about not splitting, you need him.
His muscular back glistened with perspiration as he swung the ax, expertly splitting a chunk of wood.
We may distinguish the following series of stages: (I) ovum; (2) cleavage, leading to formation of a blastula; (3) formation of an inner mass or parenchyma, the future endoderm, by immigration or delamination, leading to the so-called parenchymula-stage; (4) formation of an archenteric cavity, the future coelenteron, by a splitting of the internal parenchyma, and of a blastopore, the future mouth, by perforation at one pole, leading to the gastrula-stage; (5) the outgrowth of tentacles round the mouth (blastopore), leading to the actinula-stage; and (6) the actinula becomes the polyp or medusa in the manner described elsewhere (see articles Hydrozoa, POLYP and Medusa).
Expresses his contempt for the ordinary school rhetorician, the hair-splitting dialecticians and their "sense of inability to speak, since they dare not even pronounce their own name for fear of expressing themselves ambiguously."
The splitting up of the vascular tube I into separate strands does not depend wholly upon the occurrence I of leaf-gaps.
The division in all cases takes place by constriction, or by a simultaneous splitting along an equatorial plane.
As my driver prophesied when I was plowing, they warmed me twice--once while I was splitting them, and again when they were on the fire, so that no fuel could give out more heat.
One day, however, as I was splitting wood, I thought that I would just look in at the window and see if the house was not on fire; it was the only time I remember to have been particularly anxious on this score; so I looked and saw that a spark had caught my bed, and I went in and extinguished it when it had burned a place as big as my hand.