Definition of Shirring

1. Noun. Baking shelled eggs.

Generic synonyms: Baking
Derivative terms: Shirr



Definition of Shirring

1. Noun. Two or more rows of gathers used to decorate parts of garments, usually the sleeves, bodice and yoke. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of shirr) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shirring

1. a shirred arrangement of cloth [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shirring

shirked
shirker
shirkers
shirking
shirks
shirky
shirl
shirley
shirokshinite
shirozulite
shirr
shirra
shirras
shirred
shirred egg
shirring (current term)
shirrings
shirrs
shirs
shirt-lifter
shirt-sleeve
shirt-stud abscess
shirt-waist
shirt-waists
shirt waist
shirt waists
shirtdress

Literary usage of Shirring

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Wages and Regularity of Employment in the Dress and Waist Industry of New by Nahum Isaac Stone (1915)
"shirring. This work differs from the tacking described in the preceding ... The shirring with one row of stitching is done merely in preparation for the ..."

2. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"shirring.—Fulness in waists, sleeves, skirts and ruffles may often be effectively disposed of by the use of shirring, which is a- succession of rows of ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1875)
"He invented a machine for pressing glass, another for shirring India-rubber fabrics, and for cutting India-rubber in fine threads. He also made an important ..."

4. Home and School Sewing by Frances Patton (1901)
"1. Hem the ends and bottom of the ruffle. ILL. 50.—shirring. 2. Mark by cross-stitches at the half and quarter lengths. 3. ..."

5. Industrial Arithmetic for Girls' Trade Schools by Mary Louise Gardner, Cleo Murtland (1910)
"4 TUCKING AND shirring. 1. How much material is required for 1 quarter- inch tuck i. For 4 quarter-inch tucks ? For 4 eighth- inch tucks? 2. ..."

6. Industrial Arithmetic for Vocational Schools by Mary Louise Gardner, Cleo Murtland (1910)
"How wide should the malines be cut if there are to be 6 quarter-inch tucks for the shirring? 5. There were quarter-inch tucks for cording made in a piece of ..."

7. School Needlework. A Course of Study in Sewing Designed for Use in Schools by Olive C. Hapgood (1893)
"shirring. shirring is done by making several rows of running, ... shirring. — 1. Begin as in running. 2. Make the required number of rows at the desired ..."

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