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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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Chinatown resident Janet Kent said: "The protective lacquer is peeling off the arch's feet, and if someone was to spray them with graffiti, getting it off would be impossible.
It was in a great deal of pain and its skin was peeling off.
Peck tells the story by peeling off layers, saving the best surprise for the end, which I won't give away here.
It's all in the cooking: undress the sprouts, peeling off the leaves one by one, and saute them quickly with shallots and herbs to bring out their true sweet, nutty character.
The core connector also prevents the sand from peeling off the core surface.