1. Find a stick and whittle one end to a fine point: you can then use it to roast bread over a fire.
2. cut off bits
2. She watched him whittle the piece of wood into a little image of Nandi.
whit = small. whittle is to make things smaller by cutting whittle == little pieces. sounds like a verb form of BRITTLE hittle reminds us of Hitler who cut things into smaller pieces, with a specific focus on 'hit'.