American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Nautical A short line attaching an upper corner of a sail to the yard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small rope attached to the cringle of a sail, by which it is bent or reefed. When attached to the headcringle for bending, it is called a head-earing; when attached to the reef-cringle, a reef-earing.
- n. The forming of ears of corn.
- n. A plowing of land. See ear.
- n. nautical A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; also called head earing.
- n. archaic A ploughing of land.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; -- also called
- n. A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; -- also called
- n. A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.
- n. Coming into ear, as corn.
- n. Archaic A plowing of land.
- Perhaps from ear1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The word earing is an obsolete Saxon term by which our translators have rendered the”
“One of the topmen, Tom Hansard, was at the weather yardarm, and had hold of the earing, which isn't a bit like those gold things our sisters wear in their ears, but is a long rope which helps to reef the sails.”
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“Unless you are a preditor hurting others because you think you're "earing", until the day you become a parent you were only hurting yourself.”
“It got on my nerves after a while 'earing' im being bumped on the floor every minute, or flung with 'is' ead into the fire-place.”
“earing," but the Revised Version "ploughing;" next in Ex. 34: 21 and Deut.”
“(Genesis 24: 22; Exodus 35: 22) "earing;" (Isaiah 3: 21; Ezekiel”
“For some reason, the cover or Tendor Morsels looks like a zombie version of the painting Girl with a Pearl earing.”
“It has that Vermeer "Girl with a pearl earing" pose with an edge.”
“It leaves those prone to dog-earing pages unable to whine that they keep losing their bookmarks and spares them from the wrath of aggravated bookworms.”
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Ear words and phrases. A companion piece to b-see--the-eyes-have-it-b and the-nose-knows.
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