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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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However, as ownership of the residence belongs to more than 30 people, who couldn't reach a consensus on how to maintain and preserve the building, the conditions of the residence have deteriorated over the years, with serious water leakage problems, tiles peeling off from the exterior walls, aerial roots of the trees in the backyard sprawling up the cement exterior walls, and paintings in the house reeking of mold and mildew.
One fan, Tom, said: "Just got my jersey delivered and the Puma label is peeling off already and there's a white bit on it which looks to be from the OPE sponsor label.
Condor Squadron AT-6s droned like bumblebees before peeling off in a ``missing man'' maneuver.
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.