# find the 8 letter Word [duplicate]

What 8 letter word can have a letter taken away and it still makes a word. Take another letter away and it still makes a word. Keep on doing that until you have one letter left. What is the word?

only 8? then skip the first one:

 STARTLING
START.ING
STAR..ING
ST.R..ING
ST....ING
S.....ING
S.....IN.
......IN.
......I..