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Pare, to shorten by trimming and cutting: “let not him p. his nails,” Mids. IV, 2, 41. All's V, 2, 31. Tw. IV, 2, 140. H5 IV, 4, 76. “to have his princely paws --d all away,” Tit. II, 3, 152. “thou hast --d thy wit o' both sides,” Lr. I, 4, 204. Hence == to diminish in general: “but --d my present havings, to bestow my bounties upon you,” H8 III, 2, 159.
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