shearing

shearing
shearing [shir′iŋ]
n.
1. the action or process of cutting with or as with shears
2. something cut off with shears, as the amount of wool cut from sheep

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(1919– )
an English jazz pianist and composer who was born blind. He has written many popular pieces of music, including Lullaby in Birdland (1952). He moved to the US in 1947.

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In textile manufacturing, the cutting of the raised nap of a pile fabric to a uniform height to enhance appearance.

Shearing machines operate much like rotary lawn mowers, and the amount of shearing depends on the desired height of the nap or pile. Shearing may also be applied to create stripes and other patterns by varying surface height. In animal husbandry, shearing is the cutting off of the fleece of sheep and other wool-bearing animals, using special shears.

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  • Shearing — Shear ing, n. 1. The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth. [1913 Webster] 2. The product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine; as, the whole …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shearing — bezeichnet George Shearing, (1919–2011), englischer Jazzpianist Eine Teppichknüpftechnik, siehe Scheren (Muster) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shearing —   [ ʃɪərɪȖ], George Albert, britischer Jazzpianist, * London 13. 8. 1919; von Geburt an blind; ging 1947 in die USA, wo er bald mit einem Quintett großen Erfolg hatte, das in der Besetzung mit Vibraphon und Gitarre kommerziell gefälligen Bebop… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • shearing — shearing. См. фрагментация [ДНК]. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • shearing — [shir′iŋ] n. 1. the action or process of cutting with or as with shears 2. something cut off with shears, as the amount of wool cut from sheep …   English World dictionary

  • shearing — UK [ˈʃɪərɪŋ] / US [ˈʃɪrɪŋ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms shearing : singular shearing plural shearings the process of cutting the wool from sheep …   English dictionary

  • shearing — /ˈʃɪərɪŋ/ (say shearring) noun 1. the act of shearing sheep. 2. the occupation of a shearer (def. 1). 3. the time or season of shearing sheep …  

  • Shearing — Shear Shear (sh[=e]r), v. t. [imp. {Sheared}or {Shore};p. p. {Sheared} or {Shorn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shearing}.] [OE. sheren, scheren, to shear, cut, shave, AS. sceran, scieran, scyran; akin to D. & G. scheren, Icel. skera, Dan. ski?re, Gr. ???.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shearing — 1. adjective Describing something (such as a shearing force) that tends to cut or tear. 2. noun The clipping of fleece from a sheep …   Wiktionary

  • shearing — noun Shearing is used after these nouns: ↑sheep …   Collocations dictionary

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