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hemstitch


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hemstitch  \Hem"stitch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hemstitched};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Hemstitching}.]  [Hem  +  stitch.] 
  To  ornament  at  the  head  of  a  broad  hem  by  drawing  out  a  few 
  parallel  threads,  and  fastening  the  cross  threads  in 
  successive  small  clusters;  as  to  hemstitch  a  handkerchief. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hemstitch 
  n  1:  parallel  threads  are  drawn  and  exposed  threads  are  caught 
  together  in  groups  [syn:  {hemstitching}] 
  2:  similar  to  drawnwork 
  v  :  sew  with  hemstitches;  "hemstitch  a  sleeve" 




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