The propriety of calling them hiz judges, pares suos, iz discovered in the gradation of courts established in England.
He takes the piece of wood in hand, equalizes the thickness where needful, and pares off the sharp edges.
In some works, a special tool which pares the leather on a flat table is preferred; this particular operation is called "doling."
The other loaves he pares round, cuts one in two, and gives the upper half in halves to him.
The barber then pares the finger and toe nails of the bridegroom, and touches the toe nails of the bride with his razor.
Gussy 'pares in the background and givs the gals $5 to danse a bally for his own speshell benerfit.
Settlers who can go to California or to Colorado pares will hardly fix themselves in the Utah desert.
Commissary of police yawns more wearily than before, secretary disdains to use his pen, seizes his penknife and pares his nails.
Foret enim optandum, pares, aut saltem proximos, illi viro fieri.
Aunt Bethiah pares apples and slices them, and Elinor strings them up with a darning-needle.
"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.