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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paring (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel "she could peel an apple with a single long paring"
    • n paring a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
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Paring with a Chisel Paring with a Chisel
Paring a Corner Round Paring a Corner Round

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Paring That which is pared off. "Pare off the surface of the earth, and with the parings raise your hills."
    • Paring The act of cutting off the surface or extremites of anything.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paring The act of trimming something, or of reducing it in size or thickness by cutting or shaving off small portions from the surface or extremity.
    • n paring That which is pared off; a thin piece cut, clipped, or shaved off; hence, a scrap: as, cheese-parings; the parings of grass-lands.
    • n paring The rind or outermost crust.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Paring pār′ing act of trimming or cutting off: that which is pared off: rind: the cutting off of the surface of grass land for tillage.
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    “Often I think writing is a sheer paring away of oneself leaving always something thinner, barer, more meager.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Pare (v. t.)


In literature:

Between hills that seemed to sweep a curtsey to us, we flew down an apple-paring road toward Hyeres.
"The Motor Maid" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
Caleb was paring apples for pies on the other side of the hearth.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Pare and cut in slices two medium-sized potatoes.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
If the paring makes a letter, it will be the initial of your future husband or wife.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
Pare, scrub and cut into small pieces, 1 lb.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
Therefore, pare Will, free from all restraint can only act in, or as, Moral Law.
"The Mystic Will" by Charles Godfrey Leland
Moreover, when done with, the models may be remelted for further use and all parings utilized.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 717, September 28, 1889" by Various
Andrew was paring apples for pies.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Nations are like their soil: after having pared off the vegetable earth, we find only the sand beneath, and that is unproductive.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
Grave et acre erat proelium, sed hostes non pares Romanis erant.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
When he had made the choice of one, he carefully pared every thorn from its long stem.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
After having first well pared the hoofs with my churi, {69b} I applied each petul hot, glowing hot to the pindro.
"Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825" by George Borrow
When hot lay in raw, pared sweet potatoes cut in halves, lengthwise.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
When I again turned to Lessard he still stood at the end of the desk, industriously paring his fingernails.
"Raw Gold" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Mary and James, the eight-year-old twins, were paring apples with a paring machine.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
They are (1) circumcision; (2) shaving off the hair from the head and the body; (3) the paring of the nails.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
It is much more serviceable than a hatchet for trimming and paring work.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Simply pare off the rind, and slice it thus.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
And better the child had never been bawn That pared its nails on a Sunday mawn!
"The Madigans" by Miriam Michelson
This work requires hours or even days of hard labor by many skilful wielders of the paring knife.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon

In poetry:

The sap of the birch-tree
Is in his pelt,
The maple, the red-bud
Are his nails and parings.
"Ode To Walt Whitman" by Stephen Vincent Benet
"He who would taste of true felicity,"
Quoth Martial, "let his friends his equals be;"
"Pares Amici;" which Servilio hears,
And inly renders, "let your friends be Peers."
"Pretence. Part I - Table-Talk" by John Kenyon
As those who eat a Luscious Fruit, sunbaked,
Full of sweet juice, with zest, until they find
It finished, and their appetite unslaked,
And so return and eat the pared-off rind;--
"No Rival Like The Past" by Laurence Hope
And I solemnly swear
on the chill of secrecy
that I know you not, this room never,
the swollen dress I wear,
nor the anonymous spoons that free me,
nor this calendar nor the pulse we pare and cover.
"The Exorcists" by Anne Sexton
I'm sick to death of money, of the lack of it, that is,
And of practising perpetually small economies;
Of paring off a penny here, another penny there,
Of the planning and the worrying, the everlasting care.
"Expenses" by Gamaliel Bradford
Tho' Artemisia talks, by fits, Of councils, classics, fathers, wits;
Reads Malbranche, Boyle, and Locke;
Yet in some things methinks she fails,
'Twere well if she would pare her nails,
And wear a cleaner smock.
"In Imitation of E. of Dorset : Artemisia" by Alexander Pope

In news:

The pieces are pared down.
Talk about a great paring.
LOS ANGELES – The Dow Jones Industrial Average pared gains during Wednesday's trading session, with shares of component Hewlett-Packard Co.
Jessica Pare gets the world humming 'Zou Bisou Bisou'.
It's the biggest party of the year, but the economy has pared Super Bowl plans.
Don Johnson's $50 million-plus judgment against a production company over profits from the "Nash Bridges" TV series was pared today by a state appeals court to $15 million, plus post- judgment interest.
Stocks Pare Losses as Traders Keep an Eye on Washington.
The increase pared Leap 's year-to-date decline to 32 percent.
The finalists were pared from a list of 46 candidates from four different Super Regions and include six other offensive linemen .
NEO Culinary Challenge, Chocolate and Wine Paring & more.
Place templates on 2 sheet cakes, and cut out with a paring knife.
Jessica Pare attended a Chanel bash in the label's sheath.
Jon Hamm and Jessica Pare film scenes for the TV show 'Madmen' on the beach in Maui, Hawaii on October 24, 2012.
Mad Men star Jon Hamm and his on-screen wife Jessica Pare (a.k.a.
Francis Pare 's recent offensive surge has not gone unnoticed around the American Hockey League.

In science:

We will also use H−m the topological dual space of Hm and denote h·, ·i the paring between Hm and H−m .
A diffusion approximation theorem for a nonlinear PDE with application to random birefringent optical fibers
If there exists m ≥ 0 such that the m-th pages are finite dimensional and the paring between them is nondegenerate then the same is true for r ≥ m.
Reidemeister torsion for flat superconnections
La primera observación que podemos ver a partir de este conjunto de pares de resultados son las medias.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Par´e, Accessible Categories: The Foundations of Categorical Model Theory, Contemp.
Abelian categories and definable additive categories
Following to the general quantization rules only this canonical pare(s) must be quantized.
Particle Production in the Field Theories with Symmetry
To define the structure of factor space W one must extract from {γ } the set of the canonically conjugated pares.
Particle Production in the Field Theories with Symmetry
We want to show that only the canonically conjugate pares quantize.
Particle Production in the Field Theories with Symmetry
BEGOE(2)-S 1 and the structure of ground states is studied for each paring symmetry.
Random matrix ensemble with random two-body interactions in presence of a mean-field for spin one boson systems
The condition (iii) with α ∈ ˜S2p implies that α−1 δ is paring.
Low entropy output states for products of random unitary channels
Let H be a vector space of dimension N with a unit 1 and a non-degenerate paring η.
Global mirror symmetry for invertible simple elliptic singularities
As for the paring potentials with the higher angular-momentum, one cannot average spherically the angular part of the interaction in the RPA formula for the paramagnon susceptibility, which formula will be used later in this Section.
Effect of spin fluctuations on Tc from density-functional theory for superconductors
Par´e, Coherence for bicategories and indexed categories, J.
Notes on 2-groupoids, 2-groups and crossed-modules
The pairing strength has been adjusted to reproduce the measured average neutron paring gap of 1.245 MeV in 120Sn.
Skyrme-HFB Calculations in Coordinate Space for the Krypton Isotopes Up to the Two-Neutron Dripline
Then the paring H p,q (g, E ) × H n−p,n−q (g, E ∗ ) → C · vol ∼= C (α, β ) 7→ α ∧ β is wel l defined and non degenerate.
Lie-algebra Dolbeault cohomology and small deformations of nilmanifolds
Because the paring function is complex the second term in Eq. (9) is non zero and this also contributes to the quasiparticle lifetime except in the nodal direction for which ˜∆1,2 (Ek ) = 0.
Finite band inversion of ARPES in Bi$_2$Sr$_2$CaCu$_2$O$_{8+\delta}$ in comparison with optics