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pare
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Twelfth Night
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  • ] ’I am gone, sir, And anon, sir, I’ll be with you again, In a trice, Like to the old vice, Your need to sustain; Who with dagger of lath, In his rage and his wrath, Cries ah, ha! to the devil: Like a mad lad, Pare thy nails, dad.

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  • The candidate promised to pare the deficit.
  • pare potatoes
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town

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