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Earring vs. Earing

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Main Difference

The main difference between Earring and Earing is that the Earring is a piece of jewelry worn on an ear and Earing is a a small line (rope) used to fasten the corner of a sail to a spar or yard.

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  • Earring (noun)

    A piece of jewelry worn on the ear.

  • Earing (noun)

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

  • Earing (noun)

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

  • Earing (noun)

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

  • Earing (noun)

    A ploughing of land.

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  • Earring (noun)

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

  • Earing (noun)

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

  • Earing (noun)

    The coming into ear of a cereal crop.

  • Earing (noun)

    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.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Earring (noun)

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

  • Earing (noun)

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

  • Earing (noun)

    Coming into ear, as corn.

  • Earing (noun)

    A plowing of land.

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