Paint is peeling from the upper decks and each day new debris falls into the water.
And while moderates are peeling away, the more liberal in the party argue Democrats are not progressive enough.
The journalist is focused on peeling away the layers and getting at the damaging truth.
He was very interested in the internal workings and peeling back the layers.
Everybody knows it, that feeling of entering a park: peeling off the city streets and into that nourishing sense of calm.
The paint was blistered, and peeling off, from the effects of the cotton-fire through which the fleet had dashed.
The white paint was peeling off in huge scabs, and iron-rust was everywhere.
It came out one day that she had been peeling potatoes for their dinner!
A little while later she found on the edge of the sidewalk the peeling of a banana.
Her mother had been peeling potatoes while seated comfortably at the table.
See baker's peel
"to strip off," developed from Old English pilian "to peel, skin, decorticate, strip the skin or ring," and Old French pillier, both from Latin pilare "to strip of hair," from pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)). Probably also influenced by Latin pellis "skin, hide." Related: Peeled; peeling. Figurative expression keep (one's) eyes peeled be observant, be on the alert" is from 1853, American English.
piece of rind or skin, 1580s, from earlier pill, pile (late 14c.), from peel (v.)).
"shovel-shaped instrument" used by bakers, etc., c.1400, from Old French pele (Modern French pelle) "shovel," from Latin pala "spade, shovel, baker's peel," of unknown origin.