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This knife will pare down your pride and humble you to the dust beneath my feet.

They pare down the wretched souls to what is below gaol allowance.

Then pare down the end of the back to a lancet-shaped point, as shown in Fig. 2.

With the knife, pare down each side so as to leave a 1⁄2-in.

The chisel is often used to pare down the surface of a piece of work to a given line, as shown in Fig. 27.

Consequently, it was necessary to pare down the mouths of the mugs to make them acceptable to the lips of the toper.

It is usual to pare down the sides of each successive rise before another is added to it.

Do not pare down your undertaking to what you can hope to see successful in the next few years, or in the years of your own life.

We have only to pare down splinters till they will pass through the pipe, and the thing is done.

What right have we to add to, or alter, to pare down, or to accommodate the word of God?

WORD ORIGIN

"to trim by cutting close," c.1300, from Old French parer "arrange, prepare; trim, adorn," and directly from Latin parare "make ready, furnish, provide, arrange, order," related to parere "produce, bring forth, give birth to," from PIE root *pere- "produce, procure, bring forward, bring forth," and derived words in diverse senses (cf. Lithuanian pariu "to brood," Greek poris "calf, bull," Old High German farro, German Farre "bullock," Old English fearr "bull," Sanskrit prthukah "child, calf, young of an animal," Czech spratek "brat, urchin, premature calf"). Generalized meaning "to reduce something little by little" is from 1520s. Related: Pared; paring.

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