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What do the following words have in common? It's not really that difficult if you chip away at them for a while.
By continuously removing one letter from either the beginning or the end of each word, you create new words, until you are left with a single letter.
Sheath, heath, heat, eat, at, a
Pirate, irate, rate, ate, at, a
Ashamed, shamed, shame, sham, ham, am, a
Brandy, brand, bran, ran, an, a
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