Everything in his life is pared down to the essential structure of his work.
But where Schrager and Starck pared down, Calderwood and his team gussied up.
The Defense Department,” Hagel has argued, “has been bloated” and must “be pared down.
J.J. Cale, 74 No one has ever pared a song down to its essentials better than this laconic Oklahoma composer and performer.
He emerges, barely, pared to his essence, like a sculpture hacked from ice.
Veterans of the winter, at rest behind the lines, sat in the sun and pared potatoes for the midday meal.
If the roots are only in the surface-skin of soil, when that is pared off the plant goes.
The flesh side of the leather is then pared with the moon-knife, or in the shaving machine, to equalise the thickness.
The neck of the flap is sure to be redundant and prominent, but can be pared.
Then add two pints of boiling water, four cupfuls of crushed sugar, the juice of four lemons and the rind of the same, pared thin.
"to trim by cutting close," c.1300, from Old French parer "arrange, prepare; trim, adorn," and directly from Latin parare "make ready, furnish, provide, arrange, order," related to parere "produce, bring forth, give birth to," from PIE root *pere- "produce, procure, bring forward, bring forth," and derived words in diverse senses (cf. Lithuanian pariu "to brood," Greek poris "calf, bull," Old High German farro, German Farre "bullock," Old English fearr "bull," Sanskrit prthukah "child, calf, young of an animal," Czech spratek "brat, urchin, premature calf"). Generalized meaning "to reduce something little by little" is from 1520s. Related: Pared; paring.
Paré Pa·ré (pä-rā'), Ambroise. 1517?-1590.
French surgeon who made numerous improvements to operating methods, including the ligature of arteries rather than cauterization.