singeing


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singeing

The frying of skin due to hot gases from the muzzle of a gun fired at close range.

singeing

flash application of flame to remove residual, esthetically unattractive hairs from poultry and pig carcasses.
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Singeing the bottom of their stems with a candle flame before placement in water will extend their longevity in the vase.
I've had my fingers burned backing Fergie's boys in relatively meaningless games, but I'll be risking another singeing today as the chances to back United at odds as big as 5/4 will be few and far between this season.
Cardiff Harbour Authority has tried gassing them, singeing them and turning them into a picnic for sand martins but nothing has worked.