The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Whittle \Whit"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whittled; p. pr. & vb.
1. To pare or cut off the surface of with a small knife; to
cut or shape, as a piece of wood held in the hand, with a
clasp knife or pocketknife.
2. To edge; to sharpen; to render eager or excited; esp., to
excite with liquor; to inebriate. [Obs.]
"In vino veritas." When men are well whittled, their
tongues run at random. --Withals.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
41 Moby Thesaurus words for "whittling":
CYSP sculpture, anaglyptics, anaglyptography,
architectural sculpture, bone-carving, casting, ceroplastics,
chasing, clay sculpture, decorative sculpture, earth art,
embossing, engraving, founding, garden sculpture, gem-cutting,
glass sculpture, glyptic, ivory-carving, lost-wax process,
metal sculpture, modeling, molding, monumental sculpture,
paper sculpture, plaster casting, plastic art, portrait sculpture,
relief, relief-carving, relievo, sculptor, sculpture, sculpturing,
shell-carving, statuary, stone sculpture, stonecutting,
wire sculpture, wood carving, xyloglyphy