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tr.v. shirred, shirr·ing, shirrs
1. To gather (cloth) into decorative rows by parallel stitching.
2. To cook (raw eggs removed from the shell) by baking.
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1. (Knitting & Sewing) to gather (fabric) into two or more parallel rows to decorate a dress, blouse, etc, often using elastic thread
2. (Cookery) (tr) to bake (eggs) out of their shells
(Knitting & Sewing) a series of gathered rows decorating a dress, blouse, etc
[C19: of unknown origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to draw up or gather (cloth or the like) on three or more parallel threads.
2. to bake (eggs removed from the shell), esp. in individual dishes.n.
3. Also, shirr′ing. a shirred arrangement, as of cloth.
[1840–50; orig. uncertain]
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Past participle: shirred
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|Verb||1.||shirr - bake (eggs) in their shells until they are set; "shirr the eggs"|
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
bake - cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; "bake the potatoes"
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