• WordNet 3.6
    • adj shaved having the beard or hair cut off close to the skin
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Using the heel-shave Using the heel-shave

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Men in their early twenties shave an average of four times a week
    • shaved Affected by the action denoted by the verb ‘shave’; specifically, noting a book with smooth-cut edges, as opposed to a similar book with rough or unshaved edges or leaves.
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  • Jean Cocteau
    “There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard.”
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    “Commuter -- one who spends his life in riding to and from his wife; And man who shaves and takes a train, and then rides back to shave again.”
  • W. S. Gilbert
    “Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.”
  • Samuel Hoffenstein
    Samuel Hoffenstein
    “Babies haven't any hair; Old men's heads are just as bare; between the cradle and the grave lie a haircut and a shave”
  • Lord Byron
    “There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state?”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “No barber shaves so close but another finds his work.”


Close shave - If you have a close shave, you very nearly have a serious accident or get into trouble.


In literature:

Wednesdays and Fridays are the best days for shaving, and by shaving on these days a man will see old age.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
He let down the trick basin which hung beneath the mirror and, collecting his shaving materials, began to lather his face.
"The Girl on the Boat" by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
The bending aside of the shaving will require less force the smaller the taper of the wedge.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
So you may fetch me my shaving-water at once, please.
"Major Vigoureux" by A. T. Quiller-Couch
Hajji shaves the camel-driver.
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
They were shaved on admission.
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
He bathed in the brook, shaved, dressed and felt like a new being.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Prale took him to a barber shop, and waited until the barber gave Murk a hair cut and a shave.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
It used to be stylish to shave the upper lip.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
We had shaved and washed and lunched, and looked and felt respectable again.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
It must be a hard chin to shave.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
But the most extraordinary thing about the modern bath is that there is no provision for shaving in it.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 31, 1920" by Various
Sharp shaving with a minimum of force will be required.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
Mercurial ointment, shaving the part.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Shave and disinfect the skin at the seat of operation.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
One morning, he stood in rank with every particle of his hair cut off, as if shaved, and his head as bare as a door knob.
"From the Rapidan to Richmond and the Spottsylvania Campaign" by William Meade Dame
Serve on beds of shaved ice.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
Si got out his knife and whittled down a corner of the rail until he came to the dry part, and got off some shavings.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
Why, you haven't shaved this morning; and your tie's all crooked!
"The Red Symbol" by John Ironside
The Cossack attacks the Turk, and the Turk, whipping out his scimetar, shaves off the Cossack's head.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various

In poetry:

And then I took
The shavings of the board the carpenter
Was working on, and flung them in the air,
And watched them streaming down.
"The Bird of Jesus" by Padraic Colum
They pushed him into a Mental Home,
And that is like the grave:
For they do not let you sleep upstairs,
And you aren't allowed to shave.
"The Mother's Son" by Rudyard Kipling
AT the Last Day while all the rest
Are soundly sleeping underground,
He will be up clean-shaved and dressed
An hour before the Trumpets sound.
"A Very Early Riser" by Gerald Massey
And I wanted a brush for shaving,
To soften the beard round my throttle.
It's horrible using a nail brush
When you've skin like a baby's bottle.
"The Huntsman" by Billy Bennett
And who his manly locks would shave,
And quench the eyes of common sense,
To share the noisy recompense
That mocked the shorn and blinded slave?
"To James T. Fields" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But all eyes are turned on the beautiful bride
Her golden hair simply adorning
It’s her own you can tell - she had whiskers as well
But she shaved them all off this morning.
"The Wedding That Never Was" by Billy Bennett

In news:

A replica series of Burma-Shave signs lines Jurupa Avenue in Ontario.
Men's hair coloring , shaving sales increase.
Miley Cyrus created a lot of buzz when she recently shaved her head, even though the hairstyle was first brought to our attention by hip hop artist Pepa in the late 80s.
The vote on whether a Utah mayor should shave off all 18 inches of his handlebar mustache is too close to call.
Residents of the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray cast votes Wednesday on whether Mayor Dan Snarr saves it or shaves it by giving a thumbs-up or thumbs-down sign along the annual Fourth of July parade route.
Terrifying 'Shaving Helmet' is a Skull-Scraping Hard-Hat .
For the second time this season, the Placer High School football players shaved their heads.
Fort Hood suspect was facing forced shave.
Considering that it was so long I had to shave twice before it was over, I don't care to relive too much of it.
What I think you need to do this weekend: rent a shave ice machine.
Think of how cool you'll be (literally and figuratively) when you show up at your potluck with a shave ice machine in tow.
David Axelrod said he will shave his mustache on national television if Obama loses Minnesota, Michigan, or Pennsylvania on Election Day.
Tips for keeping your face smooth and pain-free after every shave.
David Axelrod makes bet to shave mustache.
A new recruit has his head shaved during the basic training in-take process.

In science:

The Barber paradox has a simple solution, namely that the village described by the phrase “there is a village where everyone who does not shave themselves is shaved by the barber” does not really exist.
A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points
To define f on a stack A ∈ Sm , we begin by shaving the top corners of each brick along a line from the bottom corner to a point at distance one from the top corner along the top edge.
The bricklayer problem and the Strong Cycle Lemma
Shaving the bricks is an invertible process (mathematically, not physically), so we henceforth treat Sm in this form.
The bricklayer problem and the Strong Cycle Lemma
Shaved q -stacks and the corresponding q -satisfying sequences.
The bricklayer problem and the Strong Cycle Lemma
Remark 1 Besides the constraint Pg (t) ≤ D , peak shaving is also accomplished indirectly through dynamic pricing.
Storage Size Determination for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems
We say that (cid:0)q , E , F∗ (cid:1) satisfies the (TFV)-condition for quasi-parabolic shaves, if the following holds for any u ∈ U and for any i: (TFV): (q , E ) satisfies the (TFV)-condition.
A theory of the invariants obtained from the moduli stacks of stable objects on a smooth polarized surface
These formulas communicate the method of differential equations developed by the first author with the method of shavings developed by the second author.
Upper and lower bound theorems for graph-associahedra
In [Bu2] it was described realization of the associahedron as a polytope obtained from the standard cube by shaving faces of codimension 2.
Upper and lower bound theorems for graph-associahedra
We use the constructions that for an (n − 1)-dimensional graph-associahedron PΓn produce the n-dimensional graph-associahedron PΓn+1 that is obtained from the cylinder PΓn × I by sequential shaving some facets of its bases.
Upper and lower bound theorems for graph-associahedra
This type of shavings increases the γ -vector in case of flag nestohedra.
Upper and lower bound theorems for graph-associahedra
By Theorem 3, PΓn+1 is obtained from PΓn × I by shaving intersections of the top base F{n+1} with the side facets FS for S ∈ S .
Upper and lower bound theorems for graph-associahedra
By Theorem 3, C yn is obtained from C yn−1 × I by shaving intersections of the bottom base F{n} with the side facets FS for S ∈ Sn and intersections of the top base F{n+1} with the side faces FS for S ∈ Sn+1 .
Upper and lower bound theorems for graph-associahedra
The shaved tree Tk (S ) is the subtree of T (S ) containing all groups of depth at most k .
Infinite sequences of $p$-groups with fixed coclass
The periodicity of the shaved coclass trees is proved in and .
Infinite sequences of $p$-groups with fixed coclass
It asserts that for each integer k and each infinite pro-p-group S of finite coclass the shaved coclass tree Tk (S ) is virtually periodic.
Infinite sequences of $p$-groups with fixed coclass