• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shirred (Cookery) Broken into an earthen dish and baked over the fire; -- said of eggs.
    • Shirred (Sewing) Made or gathered into a shirr; as, a shirred bonnet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Shirly Temple received 135,000 presents on her 8th birthday.
    • shirred Puckered or gathered, as by shirring: as, a shirred bonnet.
    • shirred Having india-rubber or elastic cords woven in the texture, so as to produce shirring.
    • shirred In cookery, poached in cream: said of eggs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The youngest movie star to win an Academy Award was Shirly Temple who won an Oscar in 1934 at the age of 6.
    • adj Shirred having lines or cords inserted between the threads, as in certain elastic fabrics
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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In literature:

No shir, no shir, 'm nerrer goin' to bed any more.
"Two Men of Sandy Bar" by Bret Harte
She regretted she hadn't worn her shirred mull hat.
"Missy" by Dana Gatlin
Take a little soda-water in the morning and you'll be auright, shir.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 16, July 16, 1870" by Various
Following his lead, came the long column, a dark, even-moving mass, shirred with steel.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 60, October 1862" by Various
Shir Afghan refused, and the king ordered his assassination.
"Modern India" by William Eleroy Curtis
Indeed, Ali Shir Beg was an incomparable person.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3" by Various
Shir Khan likewise brought a fleet of 300 boats down the river, to a place where Mahomet had 800 boats to oppose the enemy.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VI" by Robert Kerr
Half curtains of white muslin are shirred on the sashes back of the dressing-table.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
Sher Khan is generally known as Sher (or Shir) Shah.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
The covering may be put on plain, or may be shirred or draped.
"Wage Earning and Education" by R. R. Lutz
Entemena had succeeded his father Enannadu, and he led out to victory the forces of Shir-purla.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery" by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
That will do for the shirring, won't it, mother?
"Suzanna Stirs the Fire" by Emily Calvin Blake
Behold in me a grandson of Shir Jumla Khan.
"Tales of Destiny" by Edmund Mitchell
There are two methods of making a shirred crown of fabric in which taffeta, satin, georgette, or velvet may be used.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
Each one wore a gown of blue silk, and little shirred bonnets to match.
"A Little Maid of Old Maine" by Alice Turner Curtis
Miss Grayson does up the puffs on a shirring cord, then you can let them out in the washing.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Over her arm hung the reception gown of soft, black China silk, with plain full skirt and shirred waist.
"The Land of Long Ago" by Eliza Calvert Hall
Shir K'han padded up to his side and informed him that he would have to rest in a padded cell while the landing took place.
"Deepfreeze" by Robert Donald Locke
Sheila saw him coming, his lips shirred to the closeness of some emotional strain.
"Leerie" by Ruth Sawyer
Shirred eggs are usually served in the individual dishes they are baked in.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous

In news:

College fair at Shir Ami Oct 14 By Chris English Staff Writer
Shir Joy rehearsals begin.
Shirred eggs sound fancy, but really they're just oven-baked eggs with some sort of creamy-cheesy topping.
Shirred eggs are so easy that they don't even require a recipe.
Shir Ami, 101 Richboro Road, Newtown.
Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville NY.
Want real deli food?Come to Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville NY.
Rabbi David Zaslow of Havurah Shir Hadash, talks with Perry Aktinson about the Jewish tradition of remembrance.
Today, roasted eggs are usually referred to as shirred eggs.
Shirred Eggs, as seen on The French Chef (WGBH).
Hot pink color-blocked a-line shift dress with keyhole neck, kimono sleeves, contrast cuffs, shirred elastic waist and hand-pleated hem.

In science:

Shir, A model of Internet topology using k-shell decomposition, Proc.
Link Prediction in Complex Networks: A Survey