Usage examples for paring

  1. Navy men and red- coats were willing to join him or anybody in sneers at a clipping and paring miserly Government, but they were insensible to the insult, the panic, the startled- poultry show, the shame of our exhibition of ourselves in Europe. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. A potato- paring and a true heart are your beau- ideal for this world. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  3. There should be no paring of the cut, as this will make an irregular or wavy surface and prevent the cuttings coming together closely in all parts. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick