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ruching

[roo-shing] /ˈru ʃɪŋ/
noun
1.
material for making a ruche.
2.
ruches collectively.
Origin of ruching
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; ruche + -ing1
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Examples from the Web for ruching
Historical Examples
  • The line of contact should always be softened by an edge of lace, tulle, or ruching.

    Social Life

    Maud C. Cooke
  • The voice, the inflection, the bearing—all went with the ruching and the bangles.

    Stubble

    George Looms
  • I thought she put her hand to her throat, although the next moment she was only adjusting the ruching at her neck.

    The Confession Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She listened to a dainty Boston Sermon, trimmed with ruching, singing lustily before and after.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • She wore a silver-gray bonnet set closely round her cheeks in a ruching of ivory.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
  • Black net thus darned is very pretty for ruching and jabots for dress-waists.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
British Dictionary definitions for ruching

ruching

/ˈruːʃɪŋ/
noun
1.
material used for a ruche
2.
a ruche or ruches collectively
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