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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shirr  \Shirr\,  n.  (Sewing) 
  A  series  of  close  parallel  runnings  which  are  drawn  up  so  as 
  to  make  the  material  between  them  set  full  by  gatherings;  -- 
  called  also  {shirring},  and  {gauging}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gauge  \Gauge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gauged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gauging}]  [OF.  gaugier,  F.  jauger,  cf  OF  gauge  gauge, 
  measuring  rod,  F.  jauge;  of  uncertain  origin;  perh.  fr  an 
  assumed  L.  qualificare  to  determine  the  qualities  of  a  thing 
  (see  {Qualify});  but  cf  also  F.  jalon  a  measuring  stake  in 
  surveying,  and  E.  gallon.]  [Written  also  {gage}.] 
  1.  To  measure  or  determine  with  a  gauge. 
 
  2.  To  measure  or  to  ascertain  the  contents  or  the  capacity 
  of  as  of  a  pipe,  barrel,  or  keg. 
 
  3.  (Mech.)  To  measure  the  dimensions  of  or  to  test  the 
  accuracy  of  the  form  of  as  of  a  part  of  a  gunlock. 
 
  The  vanes  nicely  gauged  on  each  side  --Derham. 
 
  4.  To  draw  into  equidistant  gathers  by  running  a  thread 
  through  it  as  cloth  or  a  garment. 
 
  5.  To  measure  the  capacity,  character,  or  ability  of  to 
  estimate;  to  judge  of 
 
  You  shall  not  gauge  me  By  what  we  do  to-night. 
  --Shak. 




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