SHEAR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SHEAR
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shear
 v.  cut or clip hair; strip of something; remove by cutting or clipping
Classic Sentence:
1  , brand him in the forehead with a hot iron and perform upon him a surgical operation with a pair of tailor's shears.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
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Example Sentence:
1  You may not care to cut a sheep's hair, but they shear sheep for Little Bo Peep.
2  They shear sheep of their fleece, which they then comb into separate strands of wool.
3  In the Hebrides they shear their sheep later than anywhere else.
4  These garden shears are lightweight and easy to use.
5  I find the best tool for the purpose is a pair of shears.
6  Most types of scissors are not particularly sharp; it is primarily the shearing between the two blades which cuts.