A number of people seemed to enjoy the word puzzle I posted earlier today. I therefore post for your amusement 4 other words to be trimmed down to nothing letter by letter — same rules as the original post.
Faithful reader Katja deserves credit for the first three. To solve each of hers I had to look up a word so I have added a hint revealing what that word meant in case you want some help. The fourth one is my own.
Hint: The word I had to look up means “needle-shaped”
Hint: The word I had to look up means “conveyance”
Hint: The word I had to look up means “branch or twig”
Even though this has 9 letters the comprised words are common enough that you should not need a hint.