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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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Part of the project of the book is to recapture the specifically medieval context of the York Corpus Christi cycle, and Beckwith accomplishes this by identifying and then peeling away some post-medieval accretions.
Many contemporary painters have attempted to reinvent abstraction by peeling away the surfaces of our d esigned and commercialized world to make suave images emptied of the psychological charge and conceptual force of the best twentieth-century nonobjective art; at the same time, in a related attenuation of meaning, painterly figuration has been mediated by photography, serving once again to insist that the medium can only approximate a second- or third-order experience.
Ultrapack's six individual layers allow the surgeon to customizethickness for each patient by peeling away one layer at a time (each layer is approximately 2.5 mm thick) while the pack is still in a compressed state.