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a long-handled shovel used by bakers for moving bread, in an oven


1. John, real name John Robert Parker Ravenscroft. 1939--2005, British broadcaster; noted for his Radio 1 music programme and Radio 4's Home Truths
2. Sir Robert. 1788--1850, British statesman; Conservative prime minister (1834--35; 1841--46). As Home Secretary (1828--30) he founded the Metropolitan Police and in his second ministry carried through a series of free-trade budgets culminating in the repeal of the Corn Laws (1846), which split the Tory party

What does it mean when you dream about a peel?

To see peeling skin, or to peel away the outer covering of something may indicate the shedding of old ways or conditions. Alternatively, peeling away outer coverings may indicate the discarding of unneeded exterior pretenses.

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In northern England and Scotland in the Middle Ages, a small, emergency defense structure, generally a low, fortified tower, usable as a dwelling place.


Used to implement version of Emacs on PRIME computers.
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The instrument - informally known as "Son of NIMS"- should effectively peel away like an onion skin the cloud layers that obscure Titans surface.
An armada of cars speeds through the streets towards their house, but as they narrow their choice, first through make and model, then color, then price, cars peel away.
For me, the best paint stripper is Peel Away 1 – it tackles oil, water–based household paints or marine paints on softwood, brickwork, concrete, plaster, fibreglass and cast iron or other metals.
By slowly peeling away the layers of her clothes during the session, Sarah White believes it will allow her to peel away the layers of her clients' subconscious, reports the Daily Mail.
He said: "They were eating a piece of mango today and threw the peel away.
With Capital of Culture on the horizon, there would be no better way of spending a slice of the government's pounds 10m gift than to turn the grime to shine and peel away years of filth which hide some of the best buildings and statues in the UK.
When they're just cool enough to handle, squeeze them in a towel to loosen shells, then peel away shells and tough inner linings.
Ybarra, who currently owns a faltering pick up with more than 300,000 miles on the odometer, was one of five lucky contestants in the DQ Dodge Peel Away Giveaway who won trips to Austin to watch the UIL Boys Basketball Tournament 5A State Championship final.
Says the sadistic Becker: ``I want to reset your violent proclivities and peel away your layers of hate.
On the top floor, the floor peels upwards to form counters, and restaurant storage walls peel away to become flexible partitions.
Bach's third Brandenburg Concerto and sections from the second, first, and sixth concerti, the new ballet opens with eight couples, in diamond formation, bobbing in plie before trios peel away, then coalescing into new shapes (circles, squares, diagonals).
Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of hereditary skin diseases in which something as light as a human touch can cause the skin to blister and peel away, inviting infection and laying down scar tissue.