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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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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.
Many contemporary painters have attempted to reinvent abstraction by peeling away the surfaces of our d esigned and commercialized world to make suave images emptied of the psychological charge and conceptual force of the best twentieth-century nonobjective art; at the same time, in a related attenuation of meaning, painterly figuration has been mediated by photography, serving once again to insist that the medium can only approximate a second- or third-order experience.
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