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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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 Kyocera3-Inch Paring Knife with Vertical Double Edge Peeler is available in red, black or green and comes in a boxed package, with a suggested retail price of $29.95.
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``There have been concerns that BA has been paring down operations [from Cardiff] for some time.