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par·ing

 (pâr′ĭng)
n.
1. Something, such as a skin or peel, that has been pared off.
2. The act of removing the outer covering or skin.

paring

(ˈpɛərɪŋ)
n
(often plural) something pared or cut off
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paring - a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from somethingparing - a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
splint - a thin sliver of wood; "he lit the fire with a burning splint"
turning - a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe
2.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"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

paring

:
paring gouge
n (Tech) → Hohlbeitel m
paring knife
nSchälmesser nt
References in classic literature ?
There was the comb I had contrived out of the stumps of the king's beard, and another of the same materials, but fixed into a paring of her majesty's thumb-nail, which served for the back.
The captain coming up to have a little conversation, and to introduce a friend, seated himself astride of one of these barrels, like a Bacchus of private life; and pulling a great clasp-knife out of his pocket, began to 'whittle' it as he talked, by paring thin slices off the edges.
Edward having obeyed him, he took an elegant little knife from his pocket, and paring his nails, continued:
said Roker, appealing to another man in the lodge, who was paring the mud off his shoes with a five-and- twenty-bladed pocket-knife.
Downright English am I, Sir Knight, and downright English was my patron St Dunstan, and scorned oc and oui, as he would have scorned the parings of the devil's hoof downright English alone shall be sung in this cell.
Still, when he had looked back from the gate, he had seen his mother kneeling among the po- tato parings.
As to the body," remarked Challenger, "we do not mourn over the parings of our nails nor the cut locks of our hair, though they were once part of ourselves.
The Kyocera 3-Inch Paring Knife with Vertical Double Edge Peeler is designed with advanced ceramic ultra sharp blades that stay sharp 10 times longer than metal blades, say officials from the Costa Mesa, Calif.