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 for shaving
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shave \Shave\, v. t. [imp. Shaved (sh[=a]vd);p. p. Shaved or
     Shaven (sh[=a]v"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Shaving.] [OE.
     shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G.
     schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban,
     Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L.
     scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]
     1. To cut or pare off from the surface of a body with a razor
        or other edged instrument; to cut off closely, as with a
        razor; as, to shave the beard.
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     2. To make bare or smooth by cutting off closely the surface,
        or surface covering, of; especially, to remove the hair
        from with a razor or other sharp instrument; to take off
        the beard or hair of; as, to shave the face or the crown
        of the head; he shaved himself.
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              I'll shave your crown for this.       --Shak.
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              The laborer with the bending scythe is seen
              Shaving the surface of the waving green. --Gay.
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     3. To cut off thin slices from; to cut in thin slices.
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              Plants bruised or shaven in leaf or root. --Bacon.
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     4. To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or
        touch lightly, in passing.
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              Now shaves with level wing the deep.  --Milton.
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     5. To strip; to plunder; to fleece. [Colloq.]
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     To shave a note, to buy it at a discount greater than the
        legal rate of interest, or to deduct in discounting it
        more than the legal rate allows. [Cant, U.S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shaving \Shav"ing\, n.
     1. The act of one who, or that which, shaves; specifically,
        the act of cutting off the beard with a razor.
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     2. That which is shaved off; a thin slice or strip pared off
        with a shave, a knife, a plane, or other cutting
        instrument. "Shaving of silver." --Chaucer.
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     Shaving brush, a brush used in lathering the face
        preparatory to shaving it.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shaving
      n 1: the act of removing hair with a razor [syn: shave,
           shaving]
      2: a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been
         shaved from something [syn: paring, sliver, shaving]
      3: the act of brushing against while passing [syn: grazing,
         shaving, skimming]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "shaving":
     acomia, afterglow, afterimage, alopecia, balance, baldhead,
     baldness, baldpate, baldy, beardlessness, bit, bones, butt,
     butt end, candle ends, chaff, chip, chunk, clip, clipping, collop,
     crumb, culm, cut, cutting, dandruff, deadwood, debris, depilation,
     depilatory, detritus, dishwater, dollop, draff, dregs, dust, end,
     fag end, filings, flake, floccule, flocculus, flock, fossil,
     fragment, garbage, gash, gob, gobbet, gruel, hair remover,
     hairlessness, hogwash, holdover, hunk, husks, lath, leavings, lees,
     leftovers, lump, mere shadow, modicum, moiety, morsel,
     odds and ends, offal, offscourings, orts, paper, paring, parings,
     particle, piece, potsherds, rags, rail, rake, rasher, raspings,
     refuse, relics, remainder, remains, remnant, residue, residuum,
     rest, roach, rubbish, ruins, rump, sawdust, scale, scoop,
     scourings, scrap, scrap iron, scraps, scum, scurf, shadow, shard,
     shards, shavings, shiver, shred, skeleton, slack, slag, slat,
     slice, slip, sliver, slop, slops, smithereen, snack, snatch, snip,
     snippet, soup, splinter, stitch, straw, streak, stubble, stump,
     survival, sweepings, swill, tares, tatter, tonsure, trace, vein,
     vestige, wafer, wastage, waste, waste matter, wastepaper, weeds
  
  

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