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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hem  \Hem\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hemmed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hemming}.] 
  1.  To  form  a  hem  or  border  to  to  fold  and  sew  down  the  edge 
  of  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  To  border;  to  edge 
 
  All  the  skirt  about  Was  hemmed  with  golden  fringe. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  {To  hem  about},  {around},  or  {in},  to  inclose  and  confine;  to 
  surround;  to  environ.  ``With  valiant  squadrons  round  about 
  to  hem.''  --Fairfax.  ``Hemmed  in  to  be  a  spoil  to 
  tyranny.''  --Daniel. 
 
  {To  hem  out},  to  shut  out  ``You  can  not  hem  me  out  of 
  London.''  --J.  Webster. 




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