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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·ing n.
 1. The act of cutting off the surface or extremites of anything.
 2. That which is pared off.
    Pare off the surface of the earth, and with the parings raise your hills.   --Mortimer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pare v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pared p. pr. & vb. n. Paring.]
 1. To cut off, or shave off, the superficial substance or extremities of; as, to pare an apple; to pare a horse's hoof.
 2. To remove; to separate; to cut or shave, as the skin, rind, or outside part, from anything; -- followed by off or away; as, to pare off the rind of fruit; to pare away redundancies.
 3. Fig.: To diminish the bulk of; to reduce; to lessen.
    The king began to pare a little the privilege of clergy.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been
           shaved from something [syn: sliver, shaving]
      2: (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is
         pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel; "she could
         peel an apple with a single long paring"