un shirred

shirr

[shur]
verb (used with object)
1.
to draw up or gather (cloth or the like) on three or more parallel threads.
2.
to bake (eggs removed from the shell) in a shallow dish or in individual dishes.
noun
3.
Also, shirring. a shirred arrangement, as of cloth.

Origin:
1840–50; origin uncertain

unshirred, adjective
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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.  (tr) to bake (eggs) out of their shells
 
n
3.  a series of gathered rows decorating a dress, blouse, etc
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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shirr
"to gather (cloth) on parallel threads," 1892, back-formation from shirred (1847), from shirr (n.) "elastic webbing," of unknown origin.
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