from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Shearing, George Albert Born 1919. British jazz pianist and composer whose signature sound is marked by a unique quintet arrangement that includes bass, guitar, drums, and vibraphone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth.
- n. The product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine.
- n. Same as Shearling.
- n. The act or operation of reaping.
- n. The act or operation of dividing with shears.
- n. The process of preparing shear steel; tilting.
- n. The process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or operation of cutting by means of two edges of hardened steel, or the like, which pass one another closely, as in ordinary shears and scissors, and in machines made on the same principle.
- n. That which is shorn or clipped off; that which is obtained by shearing: as, the shearings of cloth; the whole shearing of a flock.
- n. A shearling.
- n. The act, operation, or time of reaping; harvest.
- n. The process of producing shear-steel by condensing blistered steel and rendering it uniform.
- n. In geology, the compression, elongation, and deformation of various kinds to which the components of rocks have frequently been subjected in consequence of crust-movements; the dynamic processes by which shear-structure has been produced.
- n. In mining, the making of vertical cuts at the ends of a part of an undercut seam of coal, serving to destroy the continuity of the strata and facilitate the breaking down of the mass.
- n. In dynamics, the operation of producing a shear.
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- n. removing by cutting off or clipping
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After three years of recording with Feather, Harry Parry’s band took in Shearing.
But they'll also be watching to see if the bank can conduct policy independent of an increasingly vocal government, said Neil Shearing, senior emerging-markets economist at Capital Economics.
"There are fears over creeping government influence over the central bank—these aren't new and the market's are putting the emphasis on stability and continuity," said Neil Shearing, senior emerging markets economist at Capital Economics in London.
Shearing, blind since birth, died early Monday morning in New York of congestive heart failure, his longtime manager said.
The resulting "Shearing sound" became immensely popular, and the success of the group's first hit "September in the Rain" in 1949 led to a series of recordings for MGM and Capitol that made Mr. Shearing a household name.
"The headline figures look impressive," said Neil Shearing , an emerging markets economist at Capital Economics in London.
Shearing was born in England but settled in the United States in 1947.
Shearing won over American audiences with his own style of boogie-woogie, blues and jazz swing which later became known as "The Shearing Sound."
"I know that there is quite a bit of talent around and it's too loud," Shearing said.
Shearing was born blind in London on August 13, 1919.