The hair was shorn after the gassings, then efficiently dried in the crematoria so it could be industrially spun into carpeting.
Even shorn of all that gratuitous nudity, though, Drive He Said would be far from a masterpiece.
The facades of two six-story buildings have been shorn off, allowing a glimpse into wrecked apartments.
shorn of the details Romney seldom discusses, his drumbeat appeal is simple.
He was no priest now—he was shorn of the profession which had been his life.
Mankind are divided into two great classes—the shearers and the shorn.
We usually say, "The sheep were sheared" instead of "The sheep were shorn."
shorn I may be of my ancient power, but something of my divinity clings to me still.
Add to this, religion is shorn of its glory when it is dwarfed into a mere thing of sentiment and feeling.
No, my boy, there is no sympathy running loose for the lamb who has been shorn.
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.