The first thing to do when there is bleeding from the scalp is to cut or shave away the hair surrounding the wound.
Soft days are your Delilah's that shave away men's strength!
If the animal rejoices in a heavy coat, it may be necessary to shave away the hair.
You can shave away the ends without making the beam as a whole any less strong.
Old English sceafan (strong verb, past tense scof, past participle scafen), "to scrape, shave, polish," from Proto-Germanic *skaban (cf. Old Norse skafa, Middle Dutch scaven, German schaben, Gothic skaban "scratch, shave, scrape"), from PIE *skabh-, collateral form of root *(s)kep- "to cut, to scrape, to hack" (see scabies). Related: Shaved; shaving. Original strong verb status is preserved in past tense form shaven. Specifically in reference to cutting the hair close from mid-13c. Figurative sense of "to strip (someone) of money or possessions" is attested from late 14c.
c.1600, "something shaved off;" from shave (v.); Old English sceafa meant "tool for shaving." Meaning "operation of shaving" is from 1838. Meaning "a grazing touch" is recorded from 1834. Phrase a close shave is from 1856, on notion of "a slight, grazing touch."
Entirely out of money; broke: She has to blow and she's shatting on her uppers
[1894+; fr shat, humorous past-tense form of shit, and uppers, ''shoes so worn they have no soles'']