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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peel  \Peel\,  v.  i. 
  To  lose  the  skin,  bark,  or  rind;  to  come  off  as  the  skin, 
  bark,  or  rind  does  --  often  used  with  an  adverb;  as  the 
  bark  peels  easily  or  readily. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peel  \Peel\,  n. 
  The  skin  or  rind;  as  the  peel  of  an  orange. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peel  \Peel\,  n.  [OE.  pel.  Cf  {Pile}  a  heap.] 
  A  small  tower,  fort,  or  castle;  a  keep  [Scot.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peel  \Peel\,  n.  [F.  pelle,  L.  pala.] 
  A  spadelike  implement,  variously  used  as  for  removing  loaves 
  of  bread  from  a  baker's  oven;  also  a  T-shaped  implement  used 
  by  printers  and  bookbinders  for  hanging  wet  sheets  of  paper 
  on  lines  or  poles  to  dry.  Also  the  blade  of  an  oar. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peel  \Peel\,  v.  t.  [Confused  with  peel  to  strip,  but  fr  F. 
  piller  to  pillage.  See  {Pill}  to  rob,  {Pillage}.] 
  To  plunder;  to  pillage;  to  rob.  [Obs.] 
 
  But  govern  ill  the  nations  under  yoke,  Peeling  their 
  provinces.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peel  \Peel\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Peeled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Peeling}.]  [F.  peler  to  pull  out  the  hair,  to  strip,  to 
  peel,  fr  L.  pilare  to  deprive  of  hair,  fr  pilus  a  hair;  or 
  perh.  partly  fr  F.  peler  to  peel  off  the  skin,  perh.  fr  L. 
  pellis  skin  (cf.  {Fell}  skin).  Cf  {Peruke}.] 
  1.  To  strip  off  the  skin,  bark,  or  rind  of  to  strip  by 
  drawing  or  tearing  off  the  skin,  bark,  husks,  etc.;  to 
  flay;  to  decorticate;  as  to  peel  an  orange. 
 
  The  skillful  shepherd  peeled  me  certain  wands. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  strip  or  tear  off  to  remove  by  stripping,  as  the  skin 
  of  an  animal,  the  bark  of  a  tree,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  peel 
  n  :  the  rind  of  a  fruit 
  v  1:  strip  the  skin  off  (fruit,  for  example)  [syn:  {skin},  {pare}] 
  2:  come  off  in  flakes  or  thin  small  pieces;  "The  paint  in  my 
  house  is  peeling  off"  [syn:  {peel  off},  {flake  off},  {flake}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Peel,  AR 
  Zip  code(s):  72668 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  PEEL 
 
  Used  to  implement  version  of  {Emacs}  on  {PRIME}  computers. 
 
 




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