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peel

 [pēl]
1. the outer covering of something.
2. to remove such an outer covering.
chemical peel chemabrasion.

peel

(pēl),
To remove the outer layer of something by a stripping or flaying action.
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Led by the agonized vocals of Michael Tarbox, this Boston band acts like the last 40 years never happened, peeling away decades of other folks' clumsy blues and country-rock adaptations to reveal the crazed intensity at the music's core.
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Part of the project of the book is to recapture the specifically medieval context of the York Corpus Christi cycle, and Beckwith accomplishes this by identifying and then peeling away some post-medieval accretions.