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 for Slitting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  slitting \slit"ting\ (sl[i^]t"t[i^]ng),
     a. & n. from slit.
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     slitting file. See Illust.
     (i) of sile.
     slitting mill.
     (a) A mill where iron bars or plates are slit into narrow
         strips, as nail rods, and the like.
     (b) A machine used by lapidaries for slicing stones, usually
         by means of a revolving disk, called a slicer, supplied
         with diamond powder.
     slitting roller, one of a pair of rollers furnished with
        ribs entering between similar ribs in the other roller,
        and cutting like shears, -- used in slitting metals.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slit \Slit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slit or Slitted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Slitting.] [OE. slitten, fr. sliten, AS. st[imac]tan
     to tear; akin to D. slijten to wear out, G. schleissen to
     slit, split, OHG. sl[imac]zan to split, tear, wear out, Icel.
     st[imac]ta to break, tear, wear out, Sw. slita, Dan. slide.
     Cf. Eclat, Slate, n., Slice.]
     1. To cut lengthwise; to cut into long pieces or strips; as,
        to slit iron bars into nail rods; to slit leather into
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     2. To cut or make a long fissure in or upon; as, to slit the
        ear or the nose.
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     3. To cut; to sever; to divide. [Obs.]
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              And slits the thin-spun life.         --Milton.
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