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You can peel the stuff out of your pockets with one hand, I figure.

In the mean time, peel and boil in a sauce-pan a dozen onions.

Peel a dozen onions, and throw them into salt and water to keep them white.

Peel, slice them, and fry them brown in butter or nice dripping.

Peel your tomatas, cut them in half and squeeze out the seeds.

Then peel them, send them to table whole, and eat them with butter and salt.

Peel and cut up the cocoa-nut, and wash, and wipe the pieces.

Peel them, and throw them as you do so into a large china pitcher.

Peel the rhubarb stalks and cut them into small square pieces.

Scald and peel them; throwing them, as they are peeled, into cold water.

WORD ORIGIN

"to strip off," developed from Old English pilian "to peel, skin, decorticate, strip the skin or ring," and Old French pillier, both from Latin pilare "to strip of hair," from pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)). Probably also influenced by Latin pellis "skin, hide." Related: Peeled; peeling. Figurative expression keep (one's) eyes peeled be observant, be on the alert" is from 1853, American English.

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