There are sheared mink jackets with trailing trains that have been laser-cut so the fur looks almost like lace.
The streak of light, not quite aimed, in Nat's excitement, sheared off one side of the Moon man's face.
On every side, in numbered pens, sheep were waiting to be sheared.
At sundown over six hundred sheep had been sheared, and a number of visitors arrived.
The fleeces can be sheared, packed, weighed, and put right on the cars.
We usually say, "The sheep were sheared" instead of "The sheep were shorn."
The rock has been greatly crushed and sheared, and is much finer than No. 4.
Addison set about preparing a half-hogshead tub to hold the poke decoction for immersing the lambs after the sheep were sheared.
It crisped the poor fellow to a cinder, and sheared the head of my comrade clean off.
But the blow only sheared off the front part of her helmet, and left her face uncovered.
Old English sceran, scieran (class IV strong verb; past tense scear, past participle scoren) "to cleave, hew, cut with a sharp instrument; cut (hair); shear (sheep)," from Proto-Germanic *sker- "to cut" (cf. Old Norse and Old Frisian skera, Dutch scheren, German scheren "to shear"), from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to cut, to scrape, to hack" (cf. Sanskrit krnati "hurts, wounds, kills," krntati "cuts;" Hittite karsh- "to cut off;" Greek keirein "to cut, shear;" Latin curtus "short;" Lithuanian skiriu "to separate;" Old Irish scaraim "I separate;" Welsh ysgar "to separate," ysgyr "fragment").
"act of clipping," 1610s, also as a unit of measure of the age of a sheep, from shear (v.). Scientific and mechanical sense "type of strain" is from 1850.