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  • n. Plural form of shirring.

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Examples

  • The pattern envelope explained that the style could be made with a "Slightly Raised Waistline: consisting of a Waist, In High or Lower Round Neck, with Elbow or Shorter Sleeves: and an Attached Tucked Straight Skirt, with or without the shirrings."

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • Aileen had created an impression in a street costume of dark blue silk with velvet pelisse to match, and trimmed with elaborate pleatings and shirrings of the same materials.

    The Financier

  • Ernestine, swinging her pretty hat with its shirrings of delicate pink, around on her white hand.

    Six Girls A Home Story

  • In these shirrings she run rattan -- a good heavy piece so it would stand out well.

    Old Rail Fence Corners The A. B. C's. of Minnesota History

  • Two of them were dressed like world's people, but the others wore small gray shoulder-capes buttoned to their chins, and little caps of white net stretched smoothly over wire frames; the narrow shirrings inside the frames fitted so close to their peaceful, wrinkled foreheads that no hair could be seen.

    The Way to Peace

  • The green dress was made up with as many tucks and frills and shirrings as Emily's taste permitted.

    Anne of Green Gables

  • Oh, how pretty it was -- a lovely soft brown gloria with all the gloss of silk; a skirt with dainty frills and shirrings; a waist elaborately pintucked in the most fashionable way, with a little ruffle of filmy lace at the neck.

    Anne of Green Gables

  • And although Marcia spent herself in urging him to stick to the conservative fruit and flowers, he insisted on following his own vagrant fancy, and at last decided upon an elaborate French basket of pale-blue satin covered with shirrings of fine tulle.

    The Silver Butterfly

  • a skirt with dainty frills and shirrings; a waist elaborately pin-tucked in the most fashionable way, with a little ruffle of filmy lace at the neck.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908

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