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To cut anything in this fashion.
- The labourer with the bending scythe is seen / Shaving the surface of the waving green.
To remove hair from one's face by this means.
To cut finely, as with slices of meat.
To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
(RQ:Milton Paradise Lost)
(RQ:Conrad Heart of Darkness) I watched for sunken stones; I was learning to clap my teeth smartly before my heart flew out, when I shaved by a fluke some infernal sly old snag that would have ripped the life out of the tin–pot steamboat and drowned all the pilgrims; (..)
To reduce in size or weight.
To be hard and severe in a bargain with; to practice extortion on; to cheat.
To buy (a note) at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest, or to deduct in discounting it more than the legal rate allows.
An instance of shaving.
A narrow miss or escape; a shave.
1919, (w), ''Across the Stream''
- "(..) I had an awful shave getting into the harbour," remarked Archie.
A tool used for filing, shaving, or abrasion.