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M. d'Escorailles, who had just finished trimming his nails, had advanced to greet Madame Bouchard.
M. d'Escorailles, qui avait fini la toilette de ses ongles, était venu saluer Mme Bouchard.
Zola, Emile / His ExcellencyZola, Emile / Son Excellence Eugene Rougon
Son Excellence Eugene Rougon
Zola, Emile
His Excellency
Zola, Emile
On another bench a woman trimming the frayed strips of her rags with a knife, and another woman, with thread and needle, sewing up rents.
Sur un autre banc, une femme égalisait avec un couteau les lambeaux effilochés de ses hardes tandis qu'une autre, armée de fil et d'une aiguille, raccommodait les déchirures de sa robe.
London, Jack / The People of the AbyssLondon, Jack / Le Peuple de l'Abime
Le Peuple de l'Abime
London, Jack
The People of the Abyss
London, Jack
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
'Mercy is the prerogative of kings,' he said sententiously, 'but for us lesser folks it is a trimming we can well do without.'
– La miséricorde est la prérogative des rois, déclara-t-il sentencieusement. Mais nous autres, gens de moindre importance, nous pouvons fort bien nous passer de cet attribut.
Buchan, John / GreenmantleBuchan, John / Le prophète au manteau vert
Le prophète au manteau vert
Buchan, John
Greenmantle
Buchan, John
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1994
I've worked sometimes whole afternoons, trimming her caps, and getting her ready to go to a party. As to abuse, she don't know what it is.
J’ai quelquefois travaillé des après-midi entières à lui arranger ses coiffes et ses habits, afin qu’elle fût prête pour une fête.
Beecher Stowe, Harriet / Uncle Tom's CabinBeecher Stowe, Harriet / La case de l'oncle Tom
La case de l'oncle Tom
Beecher Stowe, Harriet
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Beecher Stowe, Harriet
the terminal representative is advised when final trimming of the ship has to commence in order to allow for the conveyor system to run-off;
le représentant du terminal soit avisé lorsque la mise en assiette finale du navire doit commencer, afin de permettre l'évacuation des dispositifs transporteurs;
This whole evolution was made with the greatest facility, not a sheet being touched, the sails trimming themselves, the rudder alone controlling the admirable machine.
Cette évolution fut faite avec la plus grande facilité, sans toucher à une seule manœuvre, les voiles s’orientant elles-mêmes et le gouvernail seul dirigeant le mouvement.
Cooper, James Fenimore / The Pathfinder, or, the Inland SeaCooper, James Fenimore / Le lac Ontario
Le lac Ontario
Cooper, James Fenimore
The Pathfinder, or, the Inland Sea
Cooper, James Fenimore
© State University of New York 1981
A useful approach would include judicious use of trimming as suggested in the preceding paragraph.
Une approche utile comprendrait l'utilisation judicieuse de l'équeutage de la façon conseillée dans l'alinéa précédent.
© Sa Majeste la Reine du chef du Canada (Environnement Canada) 2005
© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada (Environment Canada) 2005
Large blood vessels and clots and soiled areas must be removed carefully with as little trimming as possible.
Les vaisseaux et caillots sanguins importants ainsi que les surfaces souillées doivent être enlevés soigneusement avec le moins possible de parage.
Here again, the trimming partially compensated for the lack of zero and complete effects.
Ici encore, l'équeutage a compensé partiellement l'absence d'effets nul et total.
© Sa Majeste la Reine du chef du Canada (Environnement Canada) 2005
© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada (Environment Canada) 2005
He was so pernickety that you could see him sweeping the grass in his garden with a horsehair brush, or kneeling on his lawn and trimming the turf with a pair of scissors.
Il était si tellement méticuleux que tu l’voyais balayer l’herbe de son jardin avec un balai d’crin, ou, à genoux sur sa pelouse, couper le gazon avec une paire d’ciseaux.
Barbusse, Henri / Under fireBarbusse, Henri / Le feu
Le feu
Barbusse, Henri
© BELENUS, 2008
Under fire
Barbusse, Henri
© 1917 by E. P. DUTTON & CO
He had gone up to look for a knife which he thought his son must have left in one of the drawers, and, as he entered the room, he saw Trouche trimming with this very knife a switch which he had just cut from one of the pear-trees in the garden.
Il montait pour prendre un couteau que le jeune homme avait dû laisser au fond de quelque tiroir. Justement, Trouche taillait avec ce couteau une canne de poirier, qu'il venait de couper dans le jardin.
Zola, Emile / The Conquest of PlassansZola, Emile / La Conquete des Plassans
La Conquete des Plassans
Zola, Emile
The Conquest of Plassans
Zola, Emile
I know somewhere about what things are likely to be; but there's no trimming and squaring my affairs, as Chloe trims crust off her pies.
Je sais à peu près où en sont les choses; mais les affaires ne se tranchent pas, ne s’ajustent pas carrément comme les croûtes à pâté de Chloé.
Beecher Stowe, Harriet / Uncle Tom's CabinBeecher Stowe, Harriet / La case de l'oncle Tom
La case de l'oncle Tom
Beecher Stowe, Harriet
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Beecher Stowe, Harriet
Trimming: remove the backstrap (ligamentum nuchae).
Parage: ôter les ligaments dorsaux.
Trimming of cuts must be confined to the removal of fat, cartilage, tendons, joint capsules and other specified trim.
Le parage des découpes doit se limiter à l'enlèvement des morceaux de graisse, cartilages, tendons, gros nerfs et autres chutes spécifiques.
SLIGHT BRUISING AND LIGHT TRIMMING OF THE OUTER LEAVES, PROVIDED THAT IT DOES NOT AFFECT THE GOOD CONDITION OF THE PRODUCE .
DE PETITES MEURTRISSURES ET UN LEGER ECRETAGE, A CONDITION QU'ILS N'INFLUENT PAS SUR LE BON ETAT DU PRODUIT .

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fore-and-aft trim
assiette longitudinale

Word forms

trim

verb
Basic forms
Pasttrimmed
Imperativetrim
Present Participle (Participle I)trimming
Past Participle (Participle II)trimmed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I trimwe trim
you trimyou trim
he/she/it trimsthey trim
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am trimmingwe are trimming
you are trimmingyou are trimming
he/she/it is trimmingthey are trimming
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have trimmedwe have trimmed
you have trimmedyou have trimmed
he/she/it has trimmedthey have trimmed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been trimmingwe have been trimming
you have been trimmingyou have been trimming
he/she/it has been trimmingthey have been trimming
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I trimmedwe trimmed
you trimmedyou trimmed
he/she/it trimmedthey trimmed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was trimmingwe were trimming
you were trimmingyou were trimming
he/she/it was trimmingthey were trimming
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had trimmedwe had trimmed
you had trimmedyou had trimmed
he/she/it had trimmedthey had trimmed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been trimmingwe had been trimming
you had been trimmingyou had been trimming
he/she/it had been trimmingthey had been trimming
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will trimwe shall/will trim
you will trimyou will trim
he/she/it will trimthey will trim
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be trimmingwe shall/will be trimming
you will be trimmingyou will be trimming
he/she/it will be trimmingthey will be trimming
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have trimmedwe shall/will have trimmed
you will have trimmedyou will have trimmed
he/she/it will have trimmedthey will have trimmed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been trimmingwe shall/will have been trimming
you will have been trimmingyou will have been trimming
he/she/it will have been trimmingthey will have been trimming
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would trimwe should/would trim
you would trimyou would trim
he/she/it would trimthey would trim
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be trimmingwe should/would be trimming
you would be trimmingyou would be trimming
he/she/it would be trimmingthey would be trimming
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have trimmedwe should/would have trimmed
you would have trimmedyou would have trimmed
he/she/it would have trimmedthey would have trimmed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been trimmingwe should/would have been trimming
you would have been trimmingyou would have been trimming
he/she/it would have been trimmingthey would have been trimming
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am trimmedwe are trimmed
you are trimmedyou are trimmed
he/she/it is trimmedthey are trimmed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being trimmedwe are being trimmed
you are being trimmedyou are being trimmed
he/she/it is being trimmedthey are being trimmed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been trimmedwe have been trimmed
you have been trimmedyou have been trimmed
he/she/it has been trimmedthey have been trimmed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was trimmedwe were trimmed
you were trimmedyou were trimmed
he/she/it was trimmedthey were trimmed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being trimmedwe were being trimmed
you were being trimmedyou were being trimmed
he/she/it was being trimmedthey were being trimmed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been trimmedwe had been trimmed
you had been trimmedyou had been trimmed
he/she/it had been trimmedthey had been trimmed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be trimmedwe shall/will be trimmed
you will be trimmedyou will be trimmed
he/she/it will be trimmedthey will be trimmed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been trimmedwe shall/will have been trimmed
you will have been trimmedyou will have been trimmed
he/she/it will have been trimmedthey will have been trimmed

trimming

noun
SingularPlural
Common casetrimmingtrimmings
Possessive casetrimming'strimmings'