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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARED

The black strips at the end of each nail, Martin pared off with his jackknife.

You may add turnips (pared and sliced) to the other vegetables.

Should the edges of the cheese project, they must be pared off.

Put in the apples, which should be pared and cored, and sprinkle in the sugar and lemon rind.

Apples should be pared and quartered, gooseberries and currants should be picked and cleaned, before they are put into the batter.

Miss Barrington had pared down retrenchment to the very quick.

After she had pared the apples, she cut each one into four quarters.

If the roots are only in the surface-skin of soil, when that is pared off the plant goes.

The edges must then be pared and approximated as directed above.

The neck of the flap is sure to be redundant and prominent, but can be pared.

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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