peel off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v peel off peel off in scales "dry skin desquamates"
    • v peel off take off, as with some difficulty "He peeled off his blood-soaked shirt"
    • v peel off come off in flakes or thin small pieces "The paint in my house is peeling off"
    • v peel off peel off the outer layer of something
    • v peel off leave a formation
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Usage

In literature:

I found just the nook I wanted, where a bit of the wall paper was peeling off.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
Three Tartars peeled off from their formation and charged at Daoud.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Last time we chucked a tenderfoot in there they had to peel the shirt off of him in strips.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Peter was again conscious of his diminishing funds when he peeled off a bill at the railroad ticket-window and paid the round-trip fare.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
The Japs themselves take their baths at a temperature which would peel the skin off our bodies.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
Then peel off all the white, and cut the lemon into slices, about as thick as two half crowns.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
If I was you I'd peel the hide off that nigger for showing a horse up like that!
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
A bushy gray eyebrow peeled off.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Twigs usually slender, the bark peeling off in thin, tough layers, and having peculiar horizontal marks.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
The bushy eyebrows and beard peeled off.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

They were the stoutest cowhide that
Could be peeled off a cow. But he was not promoted So
Kate wed him anyhow. (This world is crowded full of Kates
That wed them anyhow.)
"The Romance Of Patrolman Casey" by Ellis Parker Butler
She jumped him high as huntsmen go
Across the gate; she jumped him low,
To coax him to begin and feel
His infant steps returning, peel
His mortal pride, exposing fruit,
And off with hat and apron suit.
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith
Green as a pool table, where cabbage butterflies
Peel off to sea as gulls do,
And we picnic in the death-stench of a hawthorn.
The waves pulse like hearts.
Beached under the spumy blooms, we lie
Sea-sick and fever-dry.
"Whitsun" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Apparently, the unmanned craft's skin started to peel off as it reached speeds of Mach 20.
High winds peel roof off three downtown businesses.
Lindsay Lohan 's rep has poured cold water on the rumors that her client is about to peel-off her clothes in the sizzling Las Vegas revue Peep Show .
Lindsay Lohan 's rep has poured cold water on the rumors that her client is about to peel-off her clothes in the sizzling Las Vegas revue Peep Show.
In about 20 minutes, the adhesive will have softened, and you should be able to peel off the tint more easily.
Ford peels the top off the Mustang Shelby GT500 at Chicago show.
The gel pours on and peels off.
Consumers use the easy-open tab to peel off the film and serve.
The league is peeling off viewers and ads from broadcast networks.
TDSB and Peel elementary teachers to walk off job Tuesday.
Anthony Hopkins hated being buried under makeup, prosthetics and a heavy fat suit to play Alfred Hitchcock in "Hitchcock," and couldn't wait to peel it all off.
Twenty-two years later, I peeled off the tape and began to remember.
When Katrina came to Louisiana, she peeled the face off a city that was already gone.
When you're ready for a new shade, peel off the polish without remover.
Then all you do is take the top off, and you can throw the peels away.
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In science:

Under appropriate assumptions on the asymptotic form of the polyhomogeneous metric, one can demonstrate that the Bondi mass-loss law can be formulated, and the peeling-off property of the curvature holds, with the first two terms identical to the standard peeling, the third term being ∼ r−3 log r.
Radiative spacetimes
As was the case before, the presence of steep gradients of Ω at the surface, may result in some cases in an increase of Ω when the star is peeled off by the stellar winds.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
This is the result of the very strong mass loss peeled off the star to make it a WR star.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
Note that this algorithm treats vertices in the reverse of the order in (1.2) where we add vertices instead of peeling them off as here.
Threshold graph limits and random threshold graphs
When the lump approaches pericenter, the binary peels off a gas stream that is denser than streams drawn from lower density regions.
Three Dimensional MHD Simulation of Circumbinary Accretion Disks: Disk Structures and Angular Momentum Transport
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