perching (plural perchings)
- 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.
From perch (“a rack over which cloth is suspended for inspection”).
- (textiles) Inspection of cloth before finishing.