paring


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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 ?
"In point of fact," resumed Sir James, not choosing to dwell on "fits," "Brooke doesn't mean badly by his tenants or any one else, but he has got that way of paring and clipping at expenses."
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.''
They used to come round my door at dusk to nibble the potato parings which I had thrown out, and were so nearly the color of the ground that they could hardly be distinguished when still.
India-based Kotak Bank is to sue the Indian central bank over a directive on paring down promoter holdings in the bank.
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