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Usage examples for paring

  1. 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
  2. Andrew was paring apples for pies. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  3. The waiter set wooden blocks in front of them, with a round piece of hardwood, a fork, and a sharp paring knife. – The Flying Stingaree by Harold Leland Goodwin
  4. To my surprise they did not seem to have seen it at all: Burrows was paring his nails with a small penknife. – The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  5. 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
  6. 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 – Superseded by May Sinclair
  7. Any time of day they may be seen close to the a'- fong in the shade of the low, projecting roof sitting spinning or paring camotes; often three or four neighbors sit thus together and gossip. – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
  8. 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
  9. Many have detected in these habits of mind only the cheese- paring activities of a naturally narrow spirit. – The Age of Big Business Volume 39 in The Chronicles of America Series by Burton J. Hendrick
  10. 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
  11. Outside in the courtyard the sun would be shining perhaps, the trees would wave, and cast flickering shadows on Madelon, as she sat, the pigeons would come fluttering and perching on the window- sill, and Soeur Lucie, whilst paring, cutting, boiling, skimming, would crone out for Madelon's benefit the old tales she knew so well that she could almost have repeated them in her sleep. – My Little Lady by Eleanor Frances Poynter
  12. 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
  13. No. Not the paring of a Wampanoag's nail. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. I don't know, ' said Gran, paring the ham daintily as he answered. – A Bride from the Bush by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  18. 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
  19. This strip is pared very narrowly along both sides with a sharp knife on the so- called paring stone. – Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam
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