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perching

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From perch.

VerbEdit

perching

  1. Present participle of perch.

NounEdit

perching (plural perchings)

  1. The act of something that perches.
    • 1892, William James, The Stream of Consciousness
      When we take a general view of the wonderful stream of our consciousness, what strikes us first is the different pace of its parts. Like a bird's life, it seems to made of an alternation of flights and perchings.

Etymology 2Edit

From perch (a rack over which cloth is suspended for inspection)

NounEdit

perching (uncountable)

  1. (textiles) Inspection of cloth before finishing.