shirring


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shirr

 (shûr)
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.

[Origin unknown.]
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Noun1.shirring - baking shelled eggs
baking - cooking by dry heat in an oven
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Translations

shirring

[ˈʃɜːrɪŋ] N (Sew) → frunce m
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shirring

nKräuselarbeit f; shirring elasticGummizug m
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References in classic literature ?
You will be surprised to see how much I know about piping hems and gathering arm-holes and shirring biases," began Dr.
Oh, how pretty it was--a lovely soft brown gloria with all the gloss of silk; a skirt with dainty frills and shirrings; a waist elaborately pintucked in the most fashionable way, with a little ruffle of filmy lace at the neck.
Off-the-shoulder mini dress with shirring, PS32, ASOS Design
You will need: Buttons of different shapes, colours and sizes Shirring elastic, thin cord or embroidery thread METHOD BEFORE you start threading, lay out your buttons to make patterns.
The Weldon--with its premium cotton/nylon outer shell that, while breathable, is wind- and water-proof thanks to its DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating--has a custom Nobis camo mesh liner for enhanced breathability; two-way zipper at the center front; adjustable hood; pit zip vents; front flap with magnetic closure; magnetic flap pockets at the chest; side pockets behind the patch pocket; multipurpose patch pocket at hips with separate front and side entry; dropped tail at back hem for added coverage; shirring inserts on upper back panels for movement; sleeve cuffs with double snaps for adjustment; hem with draw cord for adjustment; and inner zipped chest pocket for added storage.
And what could more slenderizing than a graphic black and white suit with shirring and a vertical solid black band?
Each section has its own theme, including shirring, stretchy fabric and pieces designed for layering.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory gown featuring crystal beading, shirring, and a cathedral-length train.
Make a statement in PORTS 1961 silver draped knit sheath with organza floral accent across layered, empire bodice and one shoulder, and shirring at hemline.
Claim to fame: Shultis makes "shirret" - pronounced "shur-ray" - rugs, a technique that combines the methods of shirring and crochet.