Associations to the word «Earing»

Wiktionary

EARING, noun. (nautical) A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; also called head earing.
EARING, noun. (nautical) A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; also called reef earing.
EARING, noun. (nautical) A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.
EARING, noun. (archaic) A ploughing of land.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats