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paring

[′per·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
A method of wood turning in which the piece is trimmed or reduced in size by cutting or shaving thin sections from the surface.

paring

Trimming or reducing in size or thickness, by cutting or shaving of small portions from the surface or extremity.
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The salesman, a genial sort with great-colored hair, was soon deep into his demonstration, not hawking the free paring knives, but a knife that never gets dull, can cut anything, and will withstand a 20 megaton nuclear blast, possibly even the ravages of Hurricane Ike.
The line comes with a sheepsfoot knife, a paring knife and a utility knife.
The paring of $75 million in expenses, also by the end of next year, will include reductions in employees' medical-benefits packages in favor of leaner, more modular types of coverage; an end to offering retiree medical benefits for employees currently under age 36; and provision for a "less generous" retiree medical package for those 36 and over.
In May, as steel markets began to improve, the new management took a paring knife to reduce its 3,400-person workforce by 600 this year through their market adjustment plan.
Although G-P is formulating a tissue strategy focusing on paring down debt and improving profit margins, the company realizes that its strong tissue and towel business must not suffer any reversals.