Usage examples for paring

  1. Why should she submit to parsimonious skimping and cheese- paring, to living with only one servant when several other women had two, to all the little shifts and meannesses poor Harry had declared to be necessary? – A Trooper Galahad by Charles King
  2. There should be no paring of the cut, as this will make an irregular or wavy surface and prevent the cuttings coming together closely in all parts. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  3. In the early hours of the next afternoon with the sun shining across the threshold, Lulu was paring something at the kitchen table. – Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
  4. Andrew was paring apples for pies. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  5. In some cases of this description the knife in the act of paring comes into contact with the cause of the trouble. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  6. He supposed her to belong to the household, till, one day, feeling compelled to go out for a stroll, he caught sight of her so occupied at the door of her father's cottage, that he perceived at once that must be her home: she was, in fact, seated upon a stool, paring potatoes. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  7. We constantly modify our memories to agree more closely with the truths of social belief, paring down unconsciously the difference between our own and others' reports of things. – The Story of the Mind by James Mark Baldwin
  8. This strip is pared very narrowly along both sides with a sharp knife on the so- called paring stone. – Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam
  9. Nevertheless she was proud of what she had done for her little sister, and she was proud too of having restored Ansdore to prosperity, not by stinging and paring, but by her double capacity for working hard herself and for getting all the possible work out of others. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  10. I don't know, ' said Gran, paring the ham daintily as he answered. – A Bride from the Bush by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  11. No. Not the paring of a Wampanoag's nail. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  12. It was waste- sheer waste; for no other woman could wear it either; certainly not Louisa; she had made it useless for Louisa by paring it down to her own ridiculous dimensions. – Superseded by May Sinclair
  13. Major Tidman looked grimly at the closed door, and then still more grimly at the doctor, who was paring his nails. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  14. The wax cylinders can be used several hundred times, the machine being fitted with a small paring tool which will shave off the record previously made, leaving a smooth new surface. – The-Romance-of-Industry-and-Invention by Cochrane, Robert