shirr

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

Verb[edit]

shirr (third-person singular simple present shirrs, present participle shirring, simple past and past participle shirred)

  1. (US, sewing) To make gathers in textiles by drawing together parallel threads.
  2. (US, transitive) To bake (a raw egg removed from its shell) in a baking dish.
    • 2006, Kim Severson, THE CHEF: ANNE QUATRANO; Letting the Land Make a Statement on the Plate, NYTimes, July 6
      But her favorite way to express their simplicity is to shirr them. It's an old-fashioned technique that essentially means baking an egg. In her version, the eggs in ramekins are simmered in seasoned cream that reduces slightly into a soft sauce.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

shirr (plural shirrs)

  1. (sewing) A shirring.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

shirr (verbal noun shirrey, past participle shirrit)

  1. seek, go after, cast about, search, solicit, prospect
  2. request
  3. require
  4. endeavour
  5. apply

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
shirr hirr
after "yn", çhirr
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.