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.