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- adj. Describing something (such as a shearing force) that tends to cut or tear.
- v. Present participle of shear.
- n. The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth.
- n. The product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine.
- n. Alternative form of shearling..
- n. The act or operation of reaping.
- n. The act or operation of dividing with shears.
- n. The process of preparing shear steel; tilting.
- n. The process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal.
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For a long while, long after the creature had hurtled away in shearing splinters of radiance, he sat there, legs folded under him in the blaze of 118-degree heat, thinking alternately: This is working, and I am losing my mind.
Whitney suffered what is known as a shearing of the brain.
The new method of alternative shearing is still a few years away but researcher Michelle Hebard says the possibilities are endless.
The new method of alternative shearing is still a few years away [...]
He had cut a lock of hair, the edge of his sword shearing through it effortlessly, when he remembered another bit of witch lore.
On one slope we got a good view of the land and the pressure ridges to the S.E. They seem to be disposed 'en échelon' and gave me the idea of shearing cracks.
_ There seems some little confusion in the season of the fourth act -- the feast for the sheep-shearing, which is in the very beginning of summer -- yet Perdita dates the season as "the year growing ancient" --
McRae said he and Willis use the New Zealand system of shearing, which is all about the control and handling of the sheep.
The dull-witted rentiers who stand still for the shearing are the more modest savers of lower income, even the workers themselves.
And that not only is breaking down Gamma a bit and kind of shearing it apart to some degree, because it could be a lot more intense if we didn't have those winds, but it's also steering it and guiding it.