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paring knife

noun
1.
a short-bladed kitchen knife for paring fruits and vegetables.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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Examples from the web for paring knife
  • Meanwhile, core apples, then peel with a paring knife.
  • To prepare the geoduck for cooking, start by inserting a paring knife between the shell and the body at the base of the neck.
  • Halve apples lengthwise and remove core with a melon-ball cutter or a paring knife.
  • Cut remaining peel, including white pith, from both oranges with a paring knife.
  • Peel tomatoes using tip of a small paring knife, reserving skins.
  • Trim dark green fibrous parts from stem and base of artichoke with a sharp paring knife, being careful not to break off stem.
  • Run a sharp paring knife along long sides of terrine, then invert a platter over terrine and invert pâté onto platter.
  • Lewis is relaxing, watching my slow work with the paring knife.
  • Provide a paper plate and a paring knife to each group of participants.
  • Distribute one piece of fresh fruit and one paring knife to each group.

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