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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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pare
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • Perhaps he pared them too like Lady Boyle.
  • And one day Boyle had said that an elephant had two tuskers instead of two tusks and that was why he was called Tusker Boyle but some fellows called him Lady Boyle because he was always at his nails, paring them.
  • The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.

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

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