from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of shirr.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Made or gathered into a shirr.
- adj. Broken into an earthen dish and baked over the fire; -- said of eggs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Puckered or gathered, as by shirring: as, a shirred bonnet.
- Having india-rubber or elastic cords woven in the texture, so as to produce shirring.
- In cookery, poached in cream: said of eggs.
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I haven't heard the term "shirred" eggs before I must look that up.
And a friend reminded me later that they're also called 'shirred' eggs.
The skirt of this wonderful dress was "shirred" and hung in graceful festoons between the rows of gatherings, and was of an entirely new style.
Get the kind of shirred curtain rods for the top and bottom and put a nice fabric the full length.
B. he wore her clothes and that was what did it, the stretched-out shoulders of her sunday dresses, the shirred cotton loose around her hips. she could handle chest-hairs on the soap but not in the seams of her belly-tops. even now the tlak-tlak of heels on kitchen tile makes her jaw crack.
Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal Lamb brisket and shirred eggs with Swiss chard and parmesan The Mediterranean restaurant seats about 90 on the ground floor and 20 in an upstairs, private dining room, owner James Mallios says.
Lamb dishes include lamb brisket and shirred eggs, $16, and lamb neck hash, $13.
All of the tops were skin-tight, shirred, with plunging necklines.
Our Easter egg hunt complete, I'm working on my first-ever batch of pancakes (usually the pastry chef makes 'em), shirred eggs and (of course) bacon.
Instead of donning an oversize T-shirt or one of those awkward sarongs, why not look sleek après-beach in a semi-transparent tunic top or a short, vibrantly printed, shirred dress?