Definition of parings in English:

parings

Syllabification: par·ings
Pronunciation: /ˈperiNGz
 
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noun

Thin strips that have been pared off from something: fingernail parings
More example sentences
  • In fact, I have been seriously thinking about putting out a Randi doll, complete with fingernail parings and a scrap of my beard - so that it will really work, of course!
  • They were accused of the most amazing offences: one woman was said to have turned her daughter into a pony, another of having made a minister ill by swinging a bag of boiled toads and nail parings over his bed.
  • These books don't draw much of a crowd; their readers, like avid collectors of concert bootlegs or celebrity nail parings, are mainly sworn devotees.
Synonyms
peelings, clippings, peel, rind, cuttings, trimmings, shavings

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