Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Inspection of cloth before finishing.
  • v. Present participle of perch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Habitually using a perch; specifically, in ornithology, insessorial.
  • n. The operations performed on woolen cloth, as taken from the loom, preparatory to fulling. See perch, transitive verb, 2.
  • n. In leather manufacturing, the process of stretching, as skins, on a perch.

Etymologies

From perch (verb) (Wiktionary)
From perch ("a rack over which cloth is suspended for inspection") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The bird has difficulty in perching and has to exert itself in order not to fall; the legs are spread through weakness, and the knee and ankle joint are bent.

    Christiaan Eijkman - Nobel Lecture

  • They were attacked by an upward-moving paralysis, they began to walk unsteadily, found difficulty in perching, and later lay down on their sides.

    Physiology or Medicine 1929 - Presentation Speech

  • I recall perching on ladders for hours on end as we peeled away the rotting ceiling and put up new plywood.

    Mark Setton: Dust, Drudgery And Bliss: Happiness And Volunteering

  • With the exception of the aquatic tribes, what are called the perching birds will never cross the sea; and thus it is certain that they, as well as animals, must have existed on those islands before they were separated from the continent.

    In the Eastern Seas

  • They are members of the Passeriformes bird family, also known as the perching birds.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Enriched colony systems provide hens with a wide range of behavioral opportunities such as perching, nesting and dust bathing.

    PRWeb - Daily News Feed

  • TGS 2009: Capps talks about missing 'perching' cover system from Gears of War 2 3 days ago on Joystiq Playstation:

    Joystiq

  • This Week on the Nintendo Channel: Nintendo gives you a pile of trash TGS 2009: Capps talks about missing 'perching' cover system from Gears of War 2 6 days ago on Joystiq Playstation:

    Joystiq

  • This Week on the Nintendo Channel: Nintendo gives you a pile of trash TGS 2009: Capps talks about missing 'perching' cover system from Gears of War 2 massive title update earlier today, adding a whole slew of oft-requested features to Harmonix's beefy music platform.

    Joystiq [PlayStation]

  • PSP digital copies included with select Sony Pictures Blu-ray releases This Week on the Nintendo Channel: Nintendo gives you a pile of trash TGS 2009: Capps talks about missing 'perching' cover system from Gears of War 2

    Joystiq [PlayStation]

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