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smocking

noun [U] uk   /ˈsmɒk.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈsmɑː.kɪŋ/
decoration on a piece of clothing consisting of cloth pulled into tight folds that are held in position with decorative stitchesKnitting and sewing
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