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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHIRRING

There was not the slightest doubt that all its shirring was of real, real silk!

Machine work: Plain stitching, tucking, shirring, bias strips stitched on material.

Long elbow cuffs, and above them two beautiful puffs divided by rows of shirring and bows of brown silk ribbon.

The shirring string under the crown is pulled up first and the material over-handed to the frame.

Long elbow cuffs, and above them two beautiful puffs divided by rows of shirring and bows of brown-silk ribbon.

This may be in the form of a cupboard or small closet, or a bag made of light rubber cloth and provided with a shirring string.

WORD ORIGIN

"to gather (cloth) on parallel threads," 1860 (implied in shirring), back-formation from shirred (1847), from shirr (n.) "elastic webbing," of unknown origin.

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