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shear

 (shîr)
v. sheared, sheared or shorn (shôrn), shear·ing, shears
v.tr.
1. To remove (fleece or hair) by cutting or clipping.
2. To remove the hair or fleece from.
3. To cut with or as if with shears: shearing a hedge.
4. To divest or deprive as if by cutting: The prisoners were shorn of their dignity.
v.intr.
1. To use a cutting tool such as shears.
2. To move or proceed by or as if by cutting: shear through the wheat.
3. Physics To become deformed by shear force.
n.
1. often shears
a. A pair of scissors.
b. Any of various implements or machines that cut with a scissorlike action.
2. The act, process, or result of shearing, especially when used to indicate a sheep's age: a two-shear ram.
3. Something cut off by shearing.
4. also sheers (shîrz)(used with a sing. or pl. verb) An apparatus used to lift heavy weights, consisting of two or more spars joined at the top and spread at the base, the tackle being suspended from the top.
5. Physics

[Middle English scheren, from Old English sceran; see sker- in Indo-European roots. N., from Middle English shere, from Old English scēar; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

shear′er n.

Shear·ing

 (shîr′ĭng), Sir George Albert 1919-2011.
British jazz pianist and composer whose signature sound is marked by a unique quintet arrangement that includes bass, guitar, drums, and vibraphone.

shearing

(ˈʃɪərɪŋ)
n
(Agriculture) the act of shearing a sheep or flock of sheep
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shearing - removing by cutting off or clippingshearing - removing by cutting off or clipping
cutting off, cutting, cut - the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
sheepshearing - act of shearing sheep
Translations

shearing

[ˈʃɪərɪŋ]
A. Nesquileo m shearingslana fsing esquilada
B. CPD shearing machine Nesquiladora f

shearing

n(Schaf)schur f; shearingsSchur- or Scherwolle f

shearing

:
shearing machine
nSchermaschine f
shearing time
nSchurzeit f, → Zeit fder Schafschur

shearing

[ˈʃɪərɪŋ] ntosatura
References in classic literature ?
At shearing time, wishing to take his fleece and to avoid expense, she sheared him herself, but used the shears so unskillfully that with the fleece she sheared the flesh.
Now look, for instance, at the way they serve dogs, cutting off their tails to make them look plucky, and shearing up their pretty little ears to a point to make them both look sharp, forsooth.
TWO blade-shearers have set a new British record by shearing 397 sheep in nine hours.
Therefore in the present study, general physical properties, bending stress, modulus of elasticity, shear stress and specific shearing energy were determined over stalks of 10 different maize (Zeamays L.
All aspects of paint flow, including stirring, pumping, transferring, sagging, and application involve shearing actions.
18, so the shearing fracture condition of shear pins may be controlled by shear deformations.
During the determination of soil shear strength in direct shear tests soil shearing area and position is well known due to the apparatus construction (see Fig.
As well as winning the 2013 Royal Welsh Show All Nations Open final, he led the Wales shearing team to an historic 3-1 test win over New Zealand.
Shearing sheep is a major job on the homestead, and it has to be done every year on most breeds.
And to boost their case, members of the British Isles Shearing Competitions Association (Bisca) are calling for hundreds of people to get on board their campaign.
In the field of shearing the Xetma Vollenweider offers performance optimised shearing machine Optima XS, with optimal shearing results due to highest shearing precision.
Interestingly, the viscosity of these three suspensions increases even more when shearing at low shear rates.