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Earring vs. Earing

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Earringnoun

A piece of jewelry worn on the ear.

Earingnoun

(nautical) A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; also called head earing.

Earringnoun

An ornament consisting of a ring passed through the lobe of the ear, with or without a pendant.

Earingnoun

(nautical) A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; also called reef earing.

Earringnoun

jewelry to ornament the ear; usually clipped to the earlobe or fastened through a hole in the lobe

Earingnoun

(nautical) A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.

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Earringnoun

a piece of jewellery worn on the lobe or edge of the ear.

Earingnoun

(archaic) A ploughing of land.

Earring

An earring is a piece of jewelry attached to the ear via a piercing in the earlobe or another external part of the ear (except in the case of clip earrings, which clip onto the lobe). Earrings have been worn by people in different civilizations and historic periods, often with cultural significance.

Earingnoun

A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; - also called head earing.

Earingnoun

Coming into ear, as corn.

Earingnoun

A plowing of land.

‘Neither earing nor harvest.’;

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Earingnoun

The action of ploughing; (also) an instance of this, a ploughing.

Earingnoun

The coming into ear of a cereal crop.

Earingnoun

In earlier use: a loop in the corner of a sail through which a rope may be attached. Later: any of various small ropes threaded through such a loop in order to fasten the (upper) corner of a sail to the yard.

Earing

In sailing, an earing is a small line (rope) used to fasten the corner of a sail to a spar or yard.

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