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The combination of an unstable atmosphere, plenty of shear, energy aloft and an approaching front is a potentially volatile combination.
AFTER PRODUCING SEVERAL TORNADO WARNINGS AND FUNNEL CLOUDS, STORMS EXITING REGIONJASON SAMENOW, JEFFREY HALVERSONJULY 29, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You may find sets with extra tools, such as poultry shears, so if you’re looking for a very specific tool, check the inventory of a grill set to ensure you get what you want.
BEST GRILL ACCESSORIES YOU NEED TO BECOME A GRILL MASTERFLORIE KORANIJULY 23, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Of those 11 events, six sets of vibrations included shear waves strong enough to stand out from background noise.
MARSQUAKES REVEAL THE RED PLANET BOASTS A LIQUID CORE HALF ITS DIAMETERSID PERKINSJULY 22, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
If it’s closer to two pounds, or you’re concerned about it fitting into your steamer, carefully cut off the fins with kitchen shears or slice the whole fish in half.
HOW TO MAKE CANTONESE SIZZLING FISHDANIELA GALARZAJULY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That shear no doubt increased the tendency for these late cells to rotate.
EXPLAINING THE TORNADO WARNING AND STORM DAMAGE IN D.C. ON THURSDAY NIGHTJEFFREY HALVERSON, JASON SAMENOW, IAN LIVINGSTONJULY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When you stop and think about what power trimmers do—as opposed to, say, manual shears—you realize they can probably get quite heavy.
BEST HEDGE TRIMMER: KEEP YOUR BACKYARD TIDY WITH THESE POWERFUL CLIPPERSFLORIE KORANIJUNE 24, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Although Monday featured strong shear, the instability was marginal.
HOW A TORNADIC STORM TORE THROUGH WEST VIRGINIA AND PARTS OF NORTHERN MARYLAND MONDAYJEFFREY HALVERSON, JASON SAMENOWMAY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
At least for now, Republicans aren’t showing up with rolls of ribbon, but progressives might show up with shears.
THE WHEELS SEEM TO BE COMING OFF DEMOCRATS’ INFRASTRUCTURE PLANSPHILIP ELLIOTTAPRIL 8, 2021TIME
At the end of the visit, he uses a handheld vacuum cleaner to suck up the fallen locks, leaving the scene as pristine as he found it, like a Cat in the Hat with shears.
A SOLUTION TO PANDEMIC HAIR: A BARBER IN YOUR BACKYARDTARA BAHRAMPOURMARCH 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Okay, fine, you might want shears for chest-length beards, but if your hair’s shorter than roughly 18 millimeters, a trimmer might just do the trick.
THE BEST BEARD TRIMMER: SHAPE YOUR FACIAL HAIR WITH EASECARSEN JOENKJANUARY 19, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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WORDS RELATED TO SHEAR

  • chop
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  • detach
  • detruncate
  • disengage
  • hew
  • lop
  • mow
  • pare
  • pollard
  • prune
  • reduce
  • shave
  • shear
  • shorten
  • skive
  • slash
  • snip
  • top
  • truncate
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