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pare
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • There was the comb I had contrived out of the stumps of the king’s beard, and another of the same materials, but fixed into a paring of her majesty’s thumb-nail, which served for the back.

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

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