perching

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From perch.

Verb[edit]

perching

  1. Present participle of perch.

Noun[edit]

perching (plural perchings)

  1. The act of something that perches.
    • 1892, William James, The Stream of Consciousness
      When we take a general view of the wonderful stream of our consciousness, what strikes us first is the different pace of its parts. Like a bird's life, it seems to made of an alternation of flights and perchings.

Etymology 2[edit]

From perch (a rack over which cloth is suspended for inspection)

Noun[edit]

perching (uncountable)

  1. (textiles) Inspection of cloth before finishing.