shear vs sheer

shear sheer

Definitions

  • 1) A pair of scissors.
  • 2) Any of various implements or machines that cut with a scissorlike action.
  • 3) Something cut off by shearing.
  • 4) The act, process, or result of shearing, especially when used to indicate a sheep's age.
  • 5) An apparatus used to lift heavy weights, consisting of two or more spars joined at the top and spread at the base, the tackle being suspended from the top.
  • 6) A shearing; -- used in designating the age of sheep.
  • 7) (Engin.) An action, resulting from applied forces, which tends to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact; -- also called shearing stress, and tangential stress.
  • 8) one of the blades of shears or a shearing machine.
  • 9) a steel suitable for shears, scythes, and other cutting instruments, prepared from fagots of blistered steel by repeated heating, rolling, and tilting, to increase its malleability and fineness of texture.
  • 10) (Mech.) A strain, or change of shape, of an elastic body, consisting of an extension in one direction, an equal compression in a perpendicular direction, with an unchanged magnitude in the third direction.
  • 11) A pair of shears; -- now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See shears.
  • 12) See under Hulk.
  • 13) A strain consisting of a compression in one direction with an elongation in the same ratio in a direction perpendicular to the first.
  • 14) In practical mech., a twofold doubling and welding.
  • 15) A barbed fish-spear with several prongs.
  • 16) A shearing or clipping: used in stating the age of sheep: as, a sheep of one shear, a two-shear sheep (that is, a sheep one or two years old), in allusion to the yearly shearing.
  • 17) In geology, the attenuation or actual rupture of a mass of rock by a compressive strain, especially by one applied transversely to the bedding or foliation. It results in dragging out the component minerals into thin bands and, it may be, in rupturing their former continuity.
  • 18) Same as shears.
  • 19) Deflection or deviation from the straight; curve or sweep; sheer: as, the shear of a boat.
  • 20) Toshave.
  • 21) To move or proceed by or as if by cutting.
  • 22) To cut with or as if with shears.
  • 23) To remove the hair or fleece from.
  • 24) To divest or deprive as if by cutting.
  • 25) To remove (fleece or hair) by cutting or clipping.
  • 26) Physics To become deformed by shear force.
  • 27) To use a cutting tool such as shears.
  • 28) To deviate. See sheer.
  • 29) (Engin.) To become more or less completely divided, as a body under the action of forces, by the sliding of two contiguous parts relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact.
  • 30) Scot. To reap, as grain.
  • 31) To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface.
  • 32) To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument.
  • 33) Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece.

Definitions

  • 1) A swerving or deviating course.
  • 2) The position in which a ship at anchor is maintained in order to keep it clear of the anchor.
  • 3) The upward curve or amount of upward curve of the longitudinal lines of a ship's hull as viewed from the side.
  • 4) One that is sheer, such as a curtain.
  • 5) a boom slanting across a stream to direct floating logs to one side.
  • 6) Shears See Shear.
  • 7) (Shipbuilding) a long strip of wood to guide the carpenters in following the sheer plan.
  • 8) (Shipbuilding) the strake under the gunwale on the top side.
  • 9) A turn or change in a course.
  • 10) (Naut.) an iron rod lashed to the shrouds just above the dead-eyes and parallel to the ratlines.
  • 11) See Shear hulk, under Hulk.
  • 12) (Naut.) to deviate from sheer, and risk fouling the anchor.
  • 13) (Shipbuilding) a projection of the lines of a vessel on a vertical longitudinal plane passing through the middle line of the vessel.
  • 14) The longitudinal upward curvature of the deck, gunwale, and lines of a vessel, as when viewed from the side.
  • 15) The position of a vessel riding at single anchor and swinging clear of it.
  • 16) A light scaffold, usually with three inclined legs, on which miners stand in drilling to get above the drill-rod.
  • 17) The position in which a ship at single anchor is placed to keep her clear of the anchor.
  • 18) A curving course or sweep; a deviation or divergence from a particular course.
  • 19) The paint-strake or sheer-strake of a vessel.
  • 20) The rise from a horizontal plane of the longitudinal lines of a ship as seen in looking along its side.
  • 21) Considered or operating apart from anything else.
  • 22) Almost perpendicular; steep: synonym: steep.
  • 23) Completely such, without qualification or exception.
  • 24) Free from admixture or adulterants; unmixed.
  • 25) Thin, fine, and translucent: synonym: airy.
  • 26) Very thin or transparent; -- applied to fabrics.
  • 27) Bright; clear; pure; unmixed.
  • 28) Being only what it seems to be; obvious; simple; mere; downright.
  • 29) Stright up and down; vertical; prpendicular.
  • 30) Completely; altogether.
  • 31) Almost perpendicularly.
  • 32) obsolete Clean; quite; at once.
  • 33) To decline or deviate from the line of the proper course; to turn aside; to swerve.
  • 34) to approach obliquely.
  • 35) to turn or move aside to a distance; to move away.
  • 36) obsolete To shear.
  • 37) To swerve or cause to swerve from a course.

Examples

  • 1) Use garden shears to trim them back to the base of the spent flower stems.
  • 2) Remove the spent stems using garden shears.
  • 3) In the past it was cut by teams of workers perched atop rickety ladders and using garden shears.
  • 4) So put away those garden shears.
  • 5) Using sharp shears, cut back to just above the base of the flower stems.
  • 6) The current attempt required a giant pair of robotic shears to cut the spewing pipeline so that a containment cap could be fitted.
  • 7) The plants should then be trimmed hard back with shears - cut them to within 2in of the crowns.
  • 8) Forgive my ignorance, but what is the property of the term shear in this context?
  • 9) By the time Megi reaches land, wind shear is expected to weaken the storm to Category 1 levels according to the Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center.
  • 10) Max writes in: While cutting lemon grass - yes, lemon grass, the blade of my knife snapped off in a clean shear from the handle.
  • 11) As Ida's center moves toward land Monday, breeze shear is promulgation a complicated flood onshore well forward of a aspect low.
  • 12) In some circumstances, especially earlier in hurricane season when wind shear is typically less of a factor, an atmospheric regime like this could produce tropical cyclones galore.
  • 13) It will outshine your dealings with Wright in shear stupidity alone.
  • 14) The founders of our Great Democracy would be sad today, or maybe they are looking down from above, some laughing, some crying, still others watching in shear amazement.
  • 15) Microburst wind shear is an extremely violent downward blast of air that [...]
  • 16) ‘One notable exception is that only women shear sheep and only men shear goats.’
  • 17) ‘Consequently, the cost of shearing a sheep sometimes exceeds the price at which the wool can be sold.’
  • 18) ‘‘I would like to advise farmers who are shearing their sheep and goats to cover their livestock as it looks like we are going to have a cold winter,’ Greyling said.’
  • 19) ‘Greyling said farmers who prefer shearing their sheep during winter should be ‘extremely careful’ this winter.’
  • 20) ‘The sheep are sheared and their wool sold; dogs, cats and rabbits provide a warm cuddle even while teaching responsibility.’
  • 21) ‘When they arrived at Charlotte Waters it was time to shear the sheep, resulting in 200 bales of wool which were sent back by camel to Port Augusta.’
  • 22) ‘Children looked on as farmers sheared sheep in less than five minutes, while parents picked up tips on how to look after unusual creatures from specialist groups such as Essex Beekeepers.’
  • 23) ‘Or they are removed from the wool prior to processing, once the sheep is shorn.’
  • 24) ‘And wool prices are so low it no longer pays to shear the sheep.’
  • 25) ‘Entrants in Geraldton Speed shears had to demonstrate they could shear a sheep quickly and cleanly within a set time.’
  • 26) ‘During its 1864 season 41,000 sheep were shorn, providing work for an army of musterers, shearers, woolclassers, packers and teamsters.’
  • 27) ‘Often they are in partnership, and one of the reasons - apart from the fact that they both milk the cows and shear the sheep - is that they can income split.’
  • 28) ‘Competitors are required to demonstrate they can shear a sheep quickly and cleanly within a set time.’
  • 29) ‘In seconds the wound is closed, the rest of the sheep is shorn, and the bloody wool cast out a nearby window.’
  • 30) ‘And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.’
  • 31) ‘Farmers who want to employ someone to shear their sheep will have to seek permission from the Government's divisional veterinary manager.’
  • 32) ‘I'm no longer quite able to shear a sheep or crutch a ram or do as I used to, and it's foolish to think that you remain young forever.’
  • 33) ‘They came to get their passports stamped, for the entertainment, to see a sheep being shorn, throw a gumboot or three, place a bet on the Whanga Cup, brave a bath full of eels, and sample the local fare.’
  • 34) ‘During the 1897 season more than 28,000 sheep were shorn at the Etadunna shed which had sixteen stands, eight for native shearers and eight for the whites.’
  • 35) ‘Romano-British innovations in land-use went hand-in-hand with new tools: shears also occur for the first time as new breeds of sheep are shorn rather than plucked.’
  • 36) ‘When he rose it was to shear off all his hair, and to order to have all the ornaments in the city taken off the walls and the manes and tails of all the horses sheared as well.’
  • 37) ‘It is one year and two days since I sheared my hair off.’
  • 38) ‘The reason for the sharp is they shear the hair instead of splintering it.’
  • 39) ‘The unsettling Self-Portrait with Braid was painted the year after Frida had shorn her hair following the divorce.’
  • 40) ‘The uneven ends of her hair were shorn to a neat, straight line.’
  • 41) ‘It was as if Garbo had shorn her hair and entered a nunnery.’
  • 42) ‘As his hair is shorn off, the young boy feels he is moving into a new stage.’
  • 43) ‘They went barefoot, their hair was shorn, and they each wore only a single garment.’
  • 44) ‘While he scrubbed himself from head to toe, she sheared his hair, leaving just enough in back to cover his branded neck.’
  • 45) ‘Alex had spoken the truth - Drake had sheared his blonde hair to something that resembled Alex's hair cut, minus the spikes.’
  • 46) ‘I've had my hair shorn that day and, with the barber's little razor cuts adorning my dome, I'm looking at my baddest.’
  • 47) ‘This is not the kind of classroom where you can sit up the back and not be noticed - students are expected to know the entire process in shearing the wool and getting the product ready for market or export.’
  • 48) ‘The early settlers kept small flocks from which they sheared wool that was needed to clothe their families to protect them from the severe cold.’
  • 49) ‘It made the whole venture seem like a device for the Big Three to shear the wool of suppliers, which, by the way, was fairly transparent to the supply community.’
  • 50) ‘The price of wool is still very low and it still hardly covers the cost of shearing the wool off a sheep's back.’
  • 51) ‘‘We keep the rabbits, shear the wool off them and then knit the garments from the spun yarn,’ he said.’
  • 52) ‘She alleged she was kept in solitary confinement on occasions, deprived of food and sustenance, had her hair shorn and was stripped of her clothes on a number of occasions.’
  • 53) ‘A young man, tan-skinned, with his hair shorn down to a round fuzz, opened the passenger door.’
  • 54) ‘And as of today I have had my hair shorn down to a more manageable length again.’
  • 55) ‘She remains comically naive even when she is put in a straightjacket and has her hair shorn.’
  • 56) ‘‘We go forward with complete confidence in the eventual triumph of freedom,’ he said in remarks that were shorn of all but the most glancing references to the dominant political issues of the day.’
  • 57) ‘We were shorn of all our hair; you wouldn't have known your top from your bottom.’
  • 58) ‘The new Commons will be smaller than the old 659-seat House, which has been shorn of 13 Scottish constituencies because of devolution.’
  • 59) ‘Their Marxism has been shorn of even the most basic understanding of historical materialism, of the progress of and changes to societies throughout the ages.’
  • 60) ‘After Waterloo, France was shorn of more territory, and had to pay an indemnity and suffer an army of occupation for five years.’
  • 61) ‘The Buildings Directorate, which once had responsibility for supervising the construction of prisons, housing and one-off buildings, helping ensure they did not waste money, was shorn of its role and its experienced operators.’
  • 62) ‘For all intents and purposes he was a citizen, yet he was shorn of that margin of real initiative that determines the conditions of his existence, such as the right to act upon the political options of the nation.’
  • 63) ‘Never mind if the hill is shorn of dense greenery.’
  • 64) ‘His frames are bare, his narrative is shorn of pretension.’
  • 65) ‘It is terraced and dotted with houses almost to the top, which is shorn of trees, revealing a red streaked rock that takes on a coppered hue in the setting sun.’
  • 66) ‘His material is shorn of all excess baggage and his ability to lock on a small aspect of everybody's lives and turn it askew is priceless.’
  • 67) ‘Norwegian royalty is shorn of regalia but is safety ensconced in respect.’
  • 68) ‘After years of operating an autocratic regime, he faces the prospect of being shorn of his dominant position should the banks succeed.’
  • 69) ‘Fran, in particular, is a monstrous delight; watching her being shorn of her lousy dreadlocks was laugh-out-loud schadenfreude television.’
  • 70) ‘Somehow, his voice has been shorn of its trademark vibrato and rendered unrecognisable.’
  • 71) ‘Rome has not been shorn of its potential for glory but Scotland must finish the championship on a high.’
  • 72) ‘Ellipses must not be used to omit relevant material; interpolations must be aids to clarity of exposition and not editorial devices; passages must not be shorn of context that would alter their meaning.’
  • 73) ‘A bun sale has also been arranged and Years 5 and 6 teacher Andrew Suitor could be shorn of his locks during school assembly if the necessary £250 of donations is raised.’
  • 74) ‘It needs to be shorn of zingers and rage and allowed to make the point clearly.’
  • 75) ‘Without Ronaldo, United were shorn of a cutting edge.’
  • 76) ‘In race two he burst from ninth on the grid to hold an excellent third place before his gear change sheared off in a close tangle with second placed Rick Ellis, leaving him in fourth gear for the rest of the race.’
  • 77) ‘The main landing gear had been sheared off and the nosegear was twisted, bent backwards and jammed into the fuselage aft of the wheelwell.’
  • 78) ‘The original cornice was sheared off from the existing backup stone and replaced with new marble.’
  • 79) ‘A large part of one of its jumbo jet engines sheared off shortly after it landed at Manchester from New York.’
  • 80) ‘The jury heard how a vital gearbox component had sheared off, possibly due to oil starvation, leading to a chain of events that saw the gearbox disintegrate and a bolt fired into a fuel tank.’
  • 81) ‘The grain structure of the metal is stretched and torn, not sheared off as it would be from a true detonation.’
  • 82) ‘The witness further stated that the gear became stuck in the sand and was sheared off at the shock strut.’
  • 83) ‘Bulldozers had systematically sheared off one home after another between theirs and the border.’
  • 84) ‘This allowed it to swing down and strike the forward outflow valve and another fiberglass duct, which in turn sheared off the top of the vacuum pump.’
  • 85) ‘The Lynx came down on its right-hand side, with the main rotor and tail sheared off by the impact and the cabin ablaze.’
  • 86) ‘The truck, which was not overloaded, came to a stop after a front wheel sheared off.’
  • 87) ‘The best tools, cutters that use square blocks as jaws, actually shear or break the bar, leaving the strength of the bars unaltered.’
  • 88) ‘Most of the studs holding the cylinder on had sheared off.’
  • 89) ‘At the last moment possible, the shoe sheared off, narrowly missing my head, and instead contacting my left shoulder.’
  • 90) ‘Thousands of gallons of water gushed over the top of the dam downstream of Jowler Mill, causing damage to the front of the dam as stones sheared off.’
  • 91) ‘Several hull plates buckled outward and sheared off completely, exposing the innards of the fiddleship.’
  • 92) ‘The bow sheared off the wreck about 30m from the end, and slid down the slope to 45m where it now lies on its port side.’
  • 93) ‘An accidental dropping of one magazine on the concrete floor of the indoor firing range sheared off a piece of plastic leaving the magazine in pieces, nonrepairable and unusable.’
  • 94) ‘The historic election sheared off a thin facade of wartime national unity and reinforced ethnic and sectarian tensions that have plagued the country for centuries.’
  • 95) ‘The entire front part of the figure, including the hands and knees, has sheared off, but otherwise it is in excellent condition and is a rare example of royal sculpture of the later Twentieth Dynasty.’
  • 96) ‘Neither the normal stress nor the frictional shear stress acting on the cone tip surface is uniformly distributed.’
  • 97) ‘The application of a negative pressure could further increase shear forces resulting in lung damage.’
  • 98) ‘A key element in these force and torque balances is the hydrodynamic shear force and torque that the cell experiences when stationary on a planar surface.’
  • 99) ‘Immobilization of a wound often reduces pressure and shear forces and reduces the number of cycles of injury to which the wound is exposed.’
  • 100) ‘Pain can also limit the individuals ability to recognize new areas of discomfort that may be developing related to pressure, friction, or shear forces.’
  • 101) ‘Friction and shear are mechanical forces contributing to pressure ulcer formation.’
  • 102) ‘As noted, other extrinsic factors for skin injury are shear forces and friction.’
  • 103) ‘The viscosity is defined as the ratio of shear stress to strain rate, and is thus a measure of the internal friction of a fluid: the more viscous a fluid, the more resistant it is to flow.’
  • 104) ‘Use proper positioning, transferring, and turning techniques to minimize skin injury caused by friction and shear forces.’
  • 105) ‘A related question is why plate boundary faults are weaker - slipping with less shear stress - than faults in plate interiors.’
  • 106) ‘The advantage of the new approach is that the elastic modulus associated with shear waves varies greatly between different types of tissue.’
  • 107) ‘Seismic down-hole tests were performed to measure the speed of compression wave and shear wave at different layers.’
  • 108) ‘Although greatly attenuated in shear zones, layers may still be continuous from footwall to hanging wall.’
  • 109) ‘Hansen also notes that there can be significant wind loads in industrial projects, resulting in large shear and uplift forces.’
  • 110) ‘These cells are found in a mechanically active environment and are required to withstand shear stress, blood pressure, and changes in pressure due to breathing cycles.’
  • 111) ‘Based on simple limit equilibrium and an elastoplastic interface shear relation, pull-out test results are predicted in terms of the relative interface bond resistances.’
  • 112) ‘Generally, the sand stiffness decreases by decreasing the effective confining pressure or increasing the shear strains.’
  • 113) ‘This means that, on the one hand, it depends on the polymer viscosity (and shear force) and, on other hand, it relates to the roughness of the metallic surface.’
  • 114) ‘A possible measure of drag is shear stress, but normal forces for inviscid flow can be viewed as responsible for most of the power loss.’
  • 115) ‘The shear for the entire structure was applied through the elevator shafts, so the connections and foundation support had to be solid.’

Examples

  • 1) Spending a penny there is a sheer delight.
  • 2) Yet the sheer scale of what we are discovering about plastic in the ocean demands a solution.
  • 3) These heading tapes look marvellous combined with sheer and plain fabrics.
  • 4) Was it just out of sheer cruelty or were badgers a pest then?
  • 5) Sometimes you pray out of sheer desperation.
  • 6) We love the sheer joy of this.
  • 7) Then there is the sheer height and weight.
  • 8) It is unlikely to have been sheer coincidence.
  • 9) The sheer volume is so overwhelming that the police cannot get on top of it.
  • 10) That is not because there will be a coup against him but just through sheer boredom.
  • 11) You are literally peering over the sheer drop.
  • 12) Visitors walk along corridors above it as if hoisted by sheer sweetness and light.
  • 13) Those in the infrastructure industry say that the sheer size of the city makes planning difficult.
  • 14) Her sheer delight at having reached the end of the song without mishap was contagious.
  • 15) Through the sheer force of his will he had succeeded.
  • 16) There was just a sheer determination to carry on.
  • 17) It was a gesture of sheer desperation.
  • 18) Then we lie without a care on its remote pebble beach at the foot of a sheer rock face.
  • 19) Reaching the nests often involves abseiling down sheer cliff faces and only one egg may be taken from each clutch.
  • 20) sheer tights are becoming a viable option on summer days that aren't very summery.
  • 21) Callie walked slowly in a direct line to her mother, her hands on her hips, her expression sheer disappointment.
  • 22) Ambinder also mentioned what he described as sheer coincidence, that he himself got married in the District last weekend to his longtime partner, a business consultant.
  • 23) Now that's what I call sheer perfection : Thanks for the recipe, Nandita!
  • 24) We don't have a lot of what we call sheer in the atmosphere, either.
  • 25) There you can see what we call a sheer marker where that little spin is.
  • 26) The Messenger Bag Director's Chair is what you call sheer portability, if not innovation.
  • 27) On the one hand, Mr. Wood wrote, it allowed the writer to “revel in sheer storytelling,” and on the other to “undermine, ironically, the very ‘truths’ and simplicities his apparently unsophisticated narrators traded in.”
  • 28) Later, after they had picked up their children at nursery school and taken them home to nap, two of the women cried, in sheer relief, just to know they were not alone.
  • 29) ‘Then began three months of hard work, and long nights mixed with sheer panic and pure delight that this project was becoming a reality.’
  • 30) ‘And that is how one man made a life for himself through hard work, sheer determination, and utter loyalty.’
  • 31) ‘He had risen in the ranks of the party by the sheer dint of his hard work and forthrightness.’
  • 32) ‘The pitch was invaded and tears of joy and emotion flowed as players, officials and supporters hugged each other with sheer delight hardly able to comprehend what they had achieved.’
  • 33) ‘She might be bright and good looking, and have impeccable genes thanks to a family comprising several generations of international swimmers, but it is sheer hard work that has carried her this far.’
  • 34) ‘The dedication, loyalty and sheer hard work of staff means the school will go from strength to strength.’
  • 35) ‘The 3-2 win there a few years back is probably still the best game I've ever played in, but for sheer drama it's hard to top winning a game in injury time.’
  • 36) ‘In such a situation, novels are read for the sheer delight of the plot twists, which often reflect the detours of our own destiny in this hustle-bustle world.’
  • 37) ‘A couple of years ago, I was interviewing Paul McCartney when he started talking about the sheer physical delight of singing rock 'n' roll.’
  • 38) ‘For sheer value it's hard to beat the supermarkets.’
  • 39) ‘There's a quaintness in these tableaux that's at first charming but eventually slides into overkill through sheer grating repetition.’
  • 40) ‘But with sheer will and determination he's pursued interests in athletics and music which you would have never thought possible.’
  • 41) ‘But the turnaround at times has been based on sheer will.’
  • 42) ‘The sirens, the riot gear, and the officers' show of sheer numbers all combine to suggest that protest is an overwhelming threat to the public.’
  • 43) ‘What other game could offer such grand spectacle, such majestic thrill, such sheer piercing insight into the raging heart of man!’
  • 44) ‘Nonetheless, by sheer dogged determination I have managed to observe and cogitate on a number of summer's wonders.’
  • 45) ‘It was out of sheer fear he wouldn't be able to stop himself from spewing out something nasty, thinly veiled as a compliment.’
  • 46) ‘It may come to that, but that's going to take some sheer brute cash.’
  • 47) ‘He got his nickname from the brutal way in which he battled his foes, often winning through sheer might and endurance.’
  • 48) ‘Of course, this was because of the sheer damn quality of those songs.’
  • 49) ‘Whereas the canyon's south side is terraced and textured, the north walls are sheer cliffs.’
  • 50) ‘That tour became the stuff of legends when the guide walked us out the other end and stopped before a sheer cliff wall.’
  • 51) ‘Snails are why I grow strawberries in window boxes, not that a snail sees the sheer cliff of wall leading to the window ledge as anything but a challenge.’
  • 52) ‘Our feet would get stuck in mud or we'd come up against a sheer cliff wall.’
  • 53) ‘The sheer cliff walls rose ominously against the brutal onslaught of the waves below.’
  • 54) ‘The resulting crater is hundreds of feet from rim to rim and walled on one side by a sheer cliff.’
  • 55) ‘They reach land in unconventional fashion only to face an insane climb of a nearly sheer cliff at night and in a heavy rain.’
  • 56) ‘Here the Danube carves its way through heavily forested hills creating sheer cliffs on either side of the river.’
  • 57) ‘Two miles south of Stonehaven, this impressive ruin sits on a flat peninsula with sheer cliffs on three sides.’
  • 58) ‘Sign up for one of the club's many naturalist-taught skill sessions and activities - like climbing walls of sheer ice.’
  • 59) ‘The basin that had flooded became a thin, turbulent river at the bottom of a chasm, and their path was surrounded on either side by sheer cliffs of slate.’
  • 60) ‘With sheer walls on either side, access looked impossible.’
  • 61) ‘But all that greeted his eye was and endless expanse of sand and waves in front of him, and the sheer wall of a rocky cliff behind.’
  • 62) ‘Its streamlined modernist line in sheer cliff faces and sleek curvilinear walls was celebrated by leading architects of the day and was a perfect ingredient in Art Deco style.’
  • 63) ‘They had been grazing in one of Crete's dozens of fabulous gorges, where sheer cliffs soar spectacularly on either side as you head for the Mediterranean Sea.’
  • 64) ‘The waves crash onto the base of sheer cliffs on the ocean side.’
  • 65) ‘Against my instinct to soar to the bottom of the drop-off, I reluctantly finned up the sheer wall into saner depths.’
  • 66) ‘The delicate fragile fern and the larger fragrant wood fern nestle in the crevices of the sheer cliff off the northern side of the summit.’
  • 67) ‘The side of the quarry is sheer, overhanging in places and a just off-vertical slope in others.’
  • 68) ‘The shore on this side of the break-water is sheer and tumbles down to a reef of broken rocks and large kelp-wigged boulders.’
  • 69) ‘The dress was white, with a sheer fabric over it.’
  • 70) ‘Bias-cut dresses in silk, satin and sheer fabrics fit the bill for affairs that require strap heels and heavy flirting.’
  • 71) ‘A sheer, a see-through or sheer fabric usually used as an inner drapery, gives a softening effect to window treatment.’
  • 72) ‘Its sheer fabric whispers only sweet nothings.’
  • 73) ‘It was a mix of denim, sheer fabrics and bold accessories.’
  • 74) ‘Some designers have gone further by experimenting with sheer fabrics to add a seductive appeal.’
  • 75) ‘Because the building is dwarfed by its neighbours, windows have been screened with sheer fabric through which can be seen shadows of the surrounding city.’
  • 76) ‘Then, sew a sheer fabric, such as organdy, into a slip-on case with a graceful 3-inch flange.’
  • 77) ‘Light pink sheer fabric was scalloped between the posts on my bed.’
  • 78) ‘I love a challenge, and working with a new fabric provides that, so I recently decided to sew a sheer fabric.’
  • 79) ‘My eyes fell upon the wedding dresses in the front, and I ran my fingers along the sheer fabrics and intricate lace.’
  • 80) ‘To ensure the sheer fabric in the appliqué won't show, select a color close to the garment it will be placed on.’
  • 81) ‘Look for a wide band for support, uplifting underwire, and cups made of sturdy rather than sheer fabric.’
  • 82) ‘She made a modern day canopy that is often seen hanging from a ceiling with the sheer fabric draping over the bed.’
  • 83) ‘It perforated the sheer fabric of her chemise, ran through her body and whipped up the flotsam in her heart.’
  • 84) ‘As Mona she wears glittering, flimsy garments with sheer embroidered scarves, hennaed hair, nail varnish and lipstick.’
  • 85) ‘Versace officials did not immediately answer requests for details on how such sheer, long-sleeved dresses stay put.’
  • 86) ‘Cheesecloth is the primary window covering, draped over curtain rods to create layers sheer enough to let light in, but dense enough to provide privacy.’
  • 87) ‘The key to looking your best is to pick one feature to highlight, and then use colors and formulas sheer enough to let your naturally gorgeous self shine through.’
  • 88) ‘Gauze is a sheer, lightly woven fabric similar to cheesecloth.’
  • 89) ‘On the other, a 200 ft - high-cliff fell sheer into scree slopes and the plain below.’
  • 90) ‘The hill rises sheer above me, going probably 100 feet up.’
  • 91) ‘On the far side was an impressive waterfall, thundering down some sixty feet into the lake from a huge cave in a mountain rising up sheer from the water's edge.’
  • 92) ‘The mountains are massive red sandstone lumps, their vertical faces rising to table-tops or dropping sheer into canyons.’
  • 93) ‘This reef then plunges sheer for another 10m or so to the bottom of the channel.’
  • 94) ‘Quick to sew in less than two hours, you can sew this shrug in a variety of fabrics: sheers - such as georgette and chiffon - shantungs, linen, crepe, even velvet.’
  • 95) ‘It really depends on the fabric content of the sheers.’
  • 96) ‘Create a valance with four fabrics that coordinate with a fabric shade or sheers.’
  • 97) ‘Since nude-coloured sheers, however fine, have been outlawed, we are confronted with what else to do about coverage.’
  • 98) ‘Each room, separated by walls of white sheers, incorporated fabric samples from exhibitors.’
  • 99) ‘They included a paper-touch cotton batiste; cotton poplin with a water-repellent finish; and sheers in blends of viscose and nylon.’
  • 100) ‘The firm is highlighting textured woven dobbies and jacquards for bedding, as well as sheers, semi-sheers and silk-look taffetas for window coverings.’
  • 101) ‘Though it may be fine for others, the romantic cottage look of sheers, lace, and ruffles is not for him.’
  • 102) ‘For the sheer overlay, pick an embroidered sheer or a sheer in a color contrasting to the base fabric for an interesting combination.’
  • 103) ‘Starla suggests that if you are not happy with the typical white sheers, dye them with an inexpensive fabric dye!’
  • 104) ‘It all depends on the fiber content of the sheers.’
  • 105) ‘Maria entered also in her polka - dot sheer from her last dance.’
  • 106) ‘Set aside your summer sheers and barely there colors.’
  • 107) ‘Even in summer, you can play with deep sheers for a touch of drama.’
  • 108) ‘Hopefully my curtains will arrive today and I can take them around to various stores to try to match sheers to them.’
  • 109) ‘The sun was shining brightly through the billowing sheers on her windows.’
  • 110) ‘If you are sewing sheers then three times the fullness is what you want.’
  • 111) ‘The brightness of the sun shown through the sheers, the drapes now pulled back by a nurse who had awakened me.’
  • 112) ‘I was just pinning up the sheers before basting them in place, but that can wait.’
  • 113) ‘If you go with colored sheers, just make sure they do not clash with your house color.’
  • 114) ‘The Marine Accident Investigation Branch said the collision was caused by the training ship Arold - which had a qualified pilot on board, as well as three trainees and six crew - losing control when she suddenly sheered to port on a bend.’
  • 115) ‘But they say that the measures do not address the real problem of the bridge itself and have painted nightmare scenarios of fully laden petrol barges sheering off mudbanks close by and ploughing into it.’
  • 116) ‘River-users who had painted nightmare scenarios of fully laden petrol barges sheering off mud banks into the bridge welcomed the change of heart as a triumph for common sense.’
  • 117) ‘River users say that the measures do not address the real problem of the bridge itself and claim fully laden petrol barges could sheer off mudbanks close by and plough into it.’
  • 118) ‘As he says, to watch the seabirds sheer off the surface as these monsters plough through the waves is a sight never to be forgotten.’
  • 119) ‘There were numerous occasions when the threat of gunfire caused a raider to sheer off at speed.’
  • 120) ‘Horses were constantly overtaking the buffalo, riders were bending down, horses were sheering off, buffalo were falling.’
  • 121) ‘This didn't stop them from moving into hymn-singing mode, though, which made sure that any nocturnal wild camels that might have got within range swiftly sheered off.’
  • 122) ‘The sheer of the B40 is slightly flatter, the transom more vertical and broader, and the bow slightly less spoon-shaped.’
  • 123) ‘The decks and hulls are joined at an outward turning flange with a substantial guardrail fit directly beneath the flange to prevent damage to the sheer.’
  • 124) ‘It was flush-decked, with a low sheer and a freeboard of no more than six or seven feet, yet that was high enough to make things difficult for a man in the water.’
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