divesting (part of speech: verb)
- Song I peeled bits of straws and I got switches too From the grey peeling willow as idlers do, And I switched at the flies as I sat all alone Till my flesh, blood, and marrow was turned to dry bone. - "Poems Chiefly From Manuscript", John Clare.
- The stucco of the walls is peeling off; the long rows of windows are shuttered; the sentry boxes stand empty. - "Naples Past and Present", Arthur H. Norway.
- That's where I ought to be- up there, he thought, not peeling potatoes and scouring pans down here. - "Mary Minds Her Business", George Weston.