shirring
Shirr Shirr, n. (Sewing) A series of close parallel runnings which are drawn up so as to make the material between them set full by gatherings; -- called also {shirring}, and {gauging}. [1913 Webster]

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  • shirring — ☆ shirring [shʉr′iŋ ] n. 1. a gathering made in cloth by drawing the material up on parallel rows of short running stitches 2. any trim made by shirring * * * …   Universalium

  • shirring — ☆ shirring [shʉr′iŋ ] n. 1. a gathering made in cloth by drawing the material up on parallel rows of short running stitches 2. any trim made by shirring …   English World dictionary

  • Shirring — is two or more rows of gathers used to decorate parts of garments, usually the sleeves, bodice and yoke …   Wikipedia

  • shirring — noun Date: circa 1882 a decorative gathering (as of cloth) made by drawing up the material along two or more parallel lines of stitching …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shirring — noun Two or more rows of gathers used to decorate parts of garments, usually the sleeves, bodice and yoke …   Wiktionary

  • shirring — ʃɜr /ʃɜː n. gathers created in a fabric by sewing parallel rows of running stitches v. create gathers in fabric by sewing parallel rows of running stitches …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shirring —    Alu …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • shirring — noun baking shelled eggs • Derivationally related forms: ↑shirr • Hypernyms: ↑baking …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bell sleeve — A bell sleeve can be either long or short and is usually set smoothly into the armhole (no pleating or shirring) and flares toward the bottom, where it is gathered into a band, or cuff, by shirring or by smocking. The effect is reminiscent of a… …   Wikipedia

  • shirr — ☆ shirr [shʉr ] n. [< ?] SHIRRING vt. 1. to make shirring in (cloth or a garment) 2. to bake (eggs) in small buttered dishes, often with crumbs, cheese, etc …   English World dictionary

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