Earing
Ear Ear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Earing}.] To take in with the ears; to hear. [Sportive] ``I eared her language.'' --Two Noble Kinsmen. [1913 Webster]

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  • Earing — Ear ing, n. (Naut.) (a) A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; also called {head earing}. (b) A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; also called reef earing. (c) A line fastening the corners of an awning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Earing — Ear ing, n. A plowing of land. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Neither earing nor harvest. Gen. xlv. 6. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Earing — Ear ing, n. Coming into ear, as corn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earing — [ir′iŋ] n. [< EAR1, sense 5] a small rope passed through a cringle and used to attach the corner of a sail to a yard, gaff, or boom or to reef a sail …   English World dictionary

  • Earing — For the article of jewelry, see Earring. In sailing, an earing is a small line (rope) used to fasten the corner of a sail to a spar or yard.In the Age of Sail, a position at the Weather Earing (the earing at the windward side of the ship) was… …   Wikipedia

  • earing — noun A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; also called head earing …   Wiktionary

  • earing — noun Etymology: perhaps from 1ear Date: 1626 a line used to fasten a corner of a sail to the yard or gaff or to haul a reef cringle to the yard …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earing — /ear ing/, n. Naut. a rope attached to a cringle and used for bending a corner of a sail to a yard, boom, or gaff or for reefing a sail. [1620 30; EAR1 + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Earing —    An Old English word (from the Latin aro, I plough), meaning ploughing. It is used in the Authorized Version in Gen. 45:6; Ex. 34:21; 1 Sam. 8:12; Deut. 21:4; Isa. 30:24; but the Revised Version has rendered the original in these places by the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • earing — line for fastening corner of a sail to the gaff or yard Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

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