They peeled back the sheet to display the new sculpture.
She got sunburned and her back is peeling.
Recent Examples on the Web
Don’t try to multitask and rapidly soap up the colander between peeling potatoes.—Genevieve Ko, New York Times, 20 Nov. 2023 Inside, the paint is peeling, the books in the community library are worn, and the proclamations from the state Assembly and City Council honoring the church and its influence are decades old.—Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 But when Hibiscus peeled back the petals and revealed their identity, McCarthy’s original guess of The Real Housewives of New York City alum Countess Luann, 58, appeared.—Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 By peeling back the green bulb at the base of each carnation’s flower, each bloom will appear more fluffed up and fuller, making any arrangement look more professional.—Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Nov. 2023 Let potatoes stand until cool to touch (about 20 minutes); peel and mash with a potato masher.—Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 8 Nov. 2023 The resulting compositions play off each other chromatically and spatially: A Slinky mimics the curving neck of a stalk of wild garlic, while a fringed purple tulip’s peeling petals evoke the undone wrapper of a grape lollipop.—Chloe Malle, Vogue, 8 Nov. 2023 So the hunt is on for the tallest, straightest, knot-free conifers, which are peeled, dried and pressure-treated at facilities such as
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pole plant in southeastern Georgia’s pinelands.—Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 9 Nov. 2023 But once Samuel Alito and his fellow travelers peeled the box open, the world got a good long stare at the dead cat inside.—Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 4 Nov. 2023
Spice 94 is an aromatic blend of all spice and cardamom with a more bitter profile while Grove 42 incorporates Mediterranean orange, lemon peel, lemongrass and ginger for a citrus taste that has a dry finish.—Brande Victorian, Essence, 6 Nov. 2023 The gel cleanser is formulated with citrus peel, mulberry leaf, mountain yam, and chestnut shell to nourish and soften skin, all while washing away makeup.—Sarah Han, Allure, 26 Oct. 2023 When the banana is soft, split it down the middle and sprinkle with chocolate chips or sauce and scoop straight out of the peel with a spoon.—Nicole Harris, Parents, 25 Oct. 2023 Add stock and potatoes: Add lemon peel strips, stock, and potatoes.—Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 15 Sep. 2023 For this medieval-meets-downtown super-clown, theatre was first a banana peel, then a manhole.—Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 9 Nov. 2023 Take the peels and cores of all your apples and throw them in a pot with a few oranges and fall spices.—People Staff, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 Rotten Fruit Put those overripe bananas to good use by placing the peel and pieces of the banana in a container, and again sealing the top with a funnel or plastic wrap.—Emma Phelps, Southern Living, 24 Sep. 2023 But Friday’s announcement that Baltimore would establish its own, larger-scale facility for transforming eggshells, coffee grounds and fruit peels into a useful agricultural product is seen as a big step forward for the local composting scene.—Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 18 Sep. 2023 See More
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Verb and Noun (1)
Middle English pelen, from Anglo-French peler, from Latin pilare to remove the hair from, from pilus hair
Middle English pele, from Anglo-French, from Latin pala
Middle English (Scots) pel, from Middle English, stockade, stake, from Anglo-French, stake, from Latin palus — more at pole