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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of shear.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of shears.
- n. A hoisting apparatus used in masting or dismasting ships, putting in or taking out boilers, mounting or dismounting guns, etc., and consisting of two or more spars or poles fastened together near the top, with their lower ends separated to form a base. The legs are steadied by guys, and from the top depends the necessary tackle for hoisting. Permanent sheers, in dockyards, etc., are sloped together at the top, and crowned with an iron cap bolted thereto. The sheers used in masting, etc., are now usually mounted on a wharf, but were formerly placed on an old ship called a sheer-hulk. The apparatus is named from its resemblance in form to a cutting-shears. Also shears, shear-legs.
“Here was originated Seaward's hoisting "sheers" with the traveling back leg, a modern example of which, 100 feet high, in iron, stands on the wharf.”
“Pantyhose sales, based on dollar amount, dipped 2.7 percent over the year, but Donna Karan's Volker says recent business of sheers is booming.”
“But if you're talking about a modern pair of textured tights, lace tights or seamed sheers with the added benefit of shapewear, you could be at the forefront of the next big thing, Bryant says.”
“They have always worn tights, and they don't see sheers as a necessary evil, she says.”
“The couple within had clearly forgotten that at night, while you can't see out through sheers, everyone in the world can see IN.”
“Much to my amusement I saw a couple had only partially drawn the privacy curtains, but the inside lights were on and the sheers were partway open.”
“Other features of the home include the 15-foot-deep pool and a projector in the living room that reflects movies on the window sheers that face the ocean.”
“But I have to say when he emerged from the sheers, he definitely became a little boy.”
“The Mexican ain't much of a crafter--I leave that to the womenfolk, as my daily fill with sharp objects is already met with lawnmowers and garden sheers--but fully endorse Cano-Murillo, as my said womenfolk idolize the mujer.”
“I'll often use sheers on black-framed windows; it cuts the reflectivity at night and heightens intimacy.”
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