shirring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shirring baking shelled eggs
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Shirly Temple received 135,000 presents on her 8th birthday.
    • n shirring Decorative needlework done by gathering the stuff in very small gathers, and holding it at more than one point, either by stitching, or by cords which pass through it and gather it more or less closely at pleasure.
    • n shirring Manufactured webbing, and the like, in which an elastic cord or thread gives the effect described above. Also called elastic.
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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.
    • ns Shirring decorative-shirred needlework
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.

Usage

In literature:

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
You are my teacher, shir, my very besht teacher.
"The Little Clay Cart" by (Attributed To) King Shudraka
I wish my reader could have seen the air and countenance which Shir Ali Beg put on as we approached.
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
She shirred and sewed together a piece of cloth about three yards around.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Hanny's was a pretty shirred and ruffled blue lawn.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
EGGS SHIRRED IN TOMATOES.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
I put on my best pale blue shirred silk hat and my blue organdie dress and my high-heeled slippers.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Take off shir quigly!
"Davy and The Goblin" by Charles E. Carryl
A shirred silk workbag hung at her side, and she carried a tiny parasol.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
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In news:

College fair at Shir Ami Oct 14 By Chris English Staff Writer PhillyBurbs.com.
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.
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In science:

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