shirr

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shirr bake (eggs) in their shells until they are set "shirr the eggs"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shirr (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shirr To pucker or draw up (a fabric or a part of a fabric) by means of parallel gathering-threads: as, to shirr an apron.
    • shirr In cookery, to poach (eggs) in cream instead of water.
    • n shirr A puckering or fulling produced in a fabric by means of parallel gathering-threads.
    • n shirr One of the threads of india-rubber woven into cloth or ribbon to make it elastic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shirr sh─Śr a puckering made in a fabric by parallel gathering-threads
    • v.t Shirr to produce such
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Usage

In literature:

The way they shirr that calico arrangement around their back door, has long been my admiration.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
It is too nestle by the pin grove shirr, all agree to the counting ate ate pall.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
I shirr my own socks and wear my own blisters, thank you just the same.
"Jane Allen: Center" by Edith Bancroft
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In poetry:

Ringdoves roost well within his wood,
shirr songs to suit which mood
he saunters in; how but most glad
could be this adam's woman
when all earth his words do summon
leaps to laud such man's blood!
"Ode For Ted" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

A Shirr Thing, Brett Bara (#301).
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