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The word "shear" uses 5 letters: aehrs.

v. t. - To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth. 2

v. t. - To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece. 2

v. t. - To reap, as grain. 2

v. t. - Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece. 2

v. t. - To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4. 2

v. t. - A pair of shears; -- now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See Shears. 2

v. t. - A shearing; -- used in designating the age of sheep. 2

v. t. - An action, resulting from applied forces, which tends to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact; -- also called shearing stress, and tangential stress. 2

v. t. - A strain, or change of shape, of an elastic body, consisting of an extension in one direction, an equal compression in a perpendicular direction, with an unchanged magnitude in the third direction. 2

v. i. - To deviate. See Sheer. 2

v. i. - To become more or less completely divided, as a body under the action of forces, by the sliding of two contiguous parts relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact. 2

Direct anagrams of shear:

hares hears rheas share

Words formed by adding one letter before or after shear (in bold), or to aehrs in any order:

f - afresh o - ahorse ashore hoarse c - arches chares chaser eschar search i - ashier l - ashler halers lasher b - basher rehabs d - dasher shader shared t - earths haters hearts g - gasher gerahs e - haeres hearse m - harems masher shmear v - havers shaver w - hawser rewash washer y - hayers z - hazers k - kasher shaker p - phrase raphes seraph shaper sherpa r - rasher sharer s - rashes shares shears h - rehash

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