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shirr /ʃɜː/ vb
  1. to gather (fabric) into two or more parallel rows to decorate a dress, blouse, etc, often using elastic thread
  2. (transitive) to bake (eggs) out of their shells
Also: shirring
  1. a series of gathered rows decorating a dress, blouse, etc
Etymology: 19th Century: of unknown origin

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