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pare
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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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
  • And we'd been a week on the way last night, when up pops a New Moon as thin as a nail-paring, as if we had never stayed no time in the Elvish country.
    2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — The Great River (59% in)

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