peel·​ing | \ˈpē-liŋ \

Definition of peeling 

: a peeled-off piece or strip

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But the cool thing is that almost all of the chopping and peeling and mixing happens on the front end, and the standing-over-the-hot-stove part is kept to a bare minimum. Jesse Sparks, Bon Appetit, "This Veggie-Packed Steak Stir-Fry Recipe Keeps Weeknights Crispy," 4 May 2018 Since then, the sign aged without much upkeep, and in recent years its surface was faded and its lettering peeling. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Iconic, mid-century modern Michigan highway sign gets a face-lift," 27 June 2018 Buy lots of fruits and vegetables that require no peeling or cutting. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "Road trip essentials: Clean utensils and a deck of cards?," 16 June 2018 Sugar-beet peelings are also a useful source of nanoplatelets. The Economist, "Making buildings, cars and planes from materials based on plant fibres," 14 June 2018 There are other lakefront resorts, paint peeling from signs advertising boat rentals and bait and cable TV. Pam Mandel, Longreads, "Exodus in the Ozarks," 5 June 2018 Such peeling can cause significant damage to some timber stands. Phuong Le, The Seattle Times, "Group sues Washington Fish and Wildlife over bear killings," 2 June 2018 It was once abandoned, its paint peeling and windows cracked — an eyesore along the town’s historic Main Street. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "New Life For An Old House," 1 June 2018 Composting with worms gives you a convenient way to dispose of organic waste, such as vegetable peelings, and saves space in the county landfill, which is good for the environment. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "From raised beds to seed bombs, what's growing in the gardening world?," 15 May 2018

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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