earing

noun
ear·ing | \ˈir-iŋ \

Definition of earing 

: a line used to fasten a corner of a sail to the yard or gaff or to haul a reef cringle to the yard

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Say goodbye to tangled necklaces and only being ableto find one earing. Lindsey Campbell, ELLE Decor, "11 Ways To Create A Luxurious Closet For Less," 4 Mar. 2015 Paper books also allow for different types of annotation: underlining and dog-earing and margin-scribbling, which for many people is integral to deep reading. Brandon Keim, WIRED, "Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper," 1 May 2014

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First Known Use of earing

1762, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for earing

perhaps from ear entry 1

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