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How to use paring in a sentence
The blade looks like the lovechild of a chef’s knife and a paring knife.
You can find all manner of knives, but I’d recommend paring and serrated knives the most as they are best replaced once they’ve gone dull.Why restaurant supply stores are the best places to buy kitchen tools | Aaron Hutcherson | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Using a paring knife, score the skin of each peach from end to end, without cutting into the flesh.Pork chops and peaches meld savory with sweet in this speedy skillet dinner | Ellie Krieger | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then gently loosen the edges by running a small offset spatula or paring knife around the edge.A Sunny Lemon-Yuja Cake Recipe That Will Brighten Your Day | Joy Cho | April 2, 2021 | Eater
The paring back of real estate is an economic reality many businesses from all sorts of sectors currently face as the coronavirus crisis grinds on.The closure of newsrooms is a symbolic end of a publishing era | Lara O'Reilly | August 18, 2020 | Digiday
The 15-part show was due to begin on March 3, with Peaches paring up with her Golden Retriever, Parper.Peaches Geldof, Daughter of Rock Star Bob Geldof, Dies at 25 | Nico Hines, Tom Sykes | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As American president Theodore Roosevelt found, paring down language can go too far.
How did the novel evolve away from your original idea of it, and can you say something the editorial process, the paring away.Susan Minot on Africa, Joseph Kony, and the Limits of Writing About Love | Lea Carpenter | February 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It has the shape of a chef's knife, and the fine motor control of a paring knife.
They look like the most sober and ambitious of minimal paintings, taking Barnett Newman and paring him down further.
When I again turned to Lessard he still stood at the end of the desk, industriously paring his fingernails.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
After an apple was pared in one continuous strip, the paring was tossed three times round the head, and then thrown to the floor.Marjorie's Busy Days | Carolyn Wells
The pen-knife slid along the bit of glass he was paring upon, and cut his other hand.There and Back | George MacDonald
For, in paring, we lose a portion of the richest part of the potato, as in the case of paring the apple.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages | William Andrus Alcott
For preparing grapefruit, a narrow, sharp-bladed paring knife may be used.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for paring
(often plural) something pared or cut off
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