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shave

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to decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising

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(physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves

a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it

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cut with shears

shear the wool from

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cut or cut through with shears

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become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain

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His body was all swollen, and his mouth and nostrils ran down like a river with sea-water, so that he could neither breathe nor speak, and lay swooning from sheer exhaustion; presently, when he had got his breath and came to himself again, he took off the scarf that Ino had given him and threw it back into the salt {54} stream of the river, whereon Ino received it into her hands from the wave that bore it towards her.
I believe I went to sleep there from sheer exhaustion.
Santos was upon me next instant, and him, by sheer luck, I managed to serve the same; but I doubt whether either man was stunned; and I was standing ready for them to rise, when I felt myself seized round the neck from behind, and a mass of fluffy hair tickling my cheek, while a shrill voice set up a lusty scream for the squire.
It is impossible for me to convey any idea of the overpowering beauty and grandeur of these pillars of white spar, some of which were not less than twenty feet in diameter at the base, and sprang up in lofty and yet delicate beauty sheer to the distant roof.
He was more alive, there was an excitement in sheer being, an eager vehemence of soul, which made life now a trifle dull.
What lay beyond I could not even guess--possibly a sheer drop of hundreds of feet into the corresponding valley upon the other side.
Again and again he slipped back from sheer exhaustion and would have fallen to the floor of the canyon but for merest chance.
The sea was breaking on the few yards of beach sheer below the windows.
His hands were bony claws, his emaciated face a sheer death's-head.
With a sudden twitch and lurch, he terminated the sheer and bore off to the right along a sort of canal, one bank of which was the bed, the other the table.
I have witnessed the deaths of old and young, and even infants, from sheer starvation.
The supernatural influences that some of us felt when we first slept in this hotel-- your loss of appetite, our sister's dreadful dreams, the smell that overpowered Francis, and the head that appeared to Agnes--I declare them all to be sheer delusions
Ezekiel Thrifft, a minister of the gospel, now in the service of the great manufacturing firm of Skinn & Sheer.
That he had not once moved from the corner where he had been stationed; that his posture was that of neither attack nor defense; that he had dropped his weapon; that he had obviously perished of sheer horror of something that he saw--these were circumstances which Mr.
We prowled around for sheer delight over being there at an unearthly hour when everybody supposed we were sound asleep in our beds.