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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shearing
 剪羊毛,剪取的羊毛

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shear v. t. [imp. Sheared or Shore p. p. Sheared or Shorn p. pr. & vb. n. Shearing.]
 1. To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth.
 Note:It is especially applied to the cutting of wool from sheep or their skins, and the nap from cloth.
 2. To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece.
    Before the golden tresses . . . were shorn away.   --Shak.
 3. To reap, as grain. [Scot.]
 4. Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece.
 5. Mech. To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shear·ing, n.
 1. The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth.
 2. The product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine; as, the whole shearing of a flock; the shearings from cloth.
 3. Same as Shearling.
 4. The act or operation of reaping. [Scot.]
 5. The act or operation of dividing with shears; as, the shearing of metal plates.
 6. The process of preparing shear steel; tilting.
 7. Mining The process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal.
 Shearing machine. (a) A machine with blades, or rotary disks, for dividing plates or bars of metal. (b) A machine for shearing cloth.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 shearing
      n : removing by cutting off or clipping