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pare
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition
to cut or reduce
The exact meaning of pare can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "Pare the budget." — cut it to make it smaller
  • "Pare the fat from the meat," or "Pare the apple." — cut away an outer layer or peel
  • "Use a paring knife." — a small general purpose chef's knife often used for peeling
  • "Pare the edge, so it will fit." — cut small bits or shavings from
  • He'll undertake to torture any number of cats, if their teeth be drawn and their claws pared.
    Chapter 27 (81% in)

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