A string that collects or attracts together a purse, a bag, or even the love; a shirring-string.
Nautical: some sort of small line made from rope-yarns turned collectively, used for seizings or even for hammock-clues. Previously robbins for flexing sails and reefpoints had been sometimes manufactured in because of this.
plural The halves of two adjoining yarns in a rope, twisted up together for pointing or grafting. Also written knettles.