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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sew  \Sew\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Sewed};  p.  p.  {Sewed},  rarely  {Sewn};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Sewing}.]  [OE.  sewen,  sowen,  AS  si['o]wian, 
  s[=i]wian;  akin  to  OHG.  siuwan,  Icel.  s?ja,  Sw  sy  Dan.  sye, 
  Goth.  siujan  Lith.  siuti  Russ,  shite,  L.  ssuere  Gr  ????, 
  Skr.  siv.  [root]156.  Cf  {Seam}  a  suture,  {Suture}.] 
  1.  To  unite  or  fasten  together  by  stitches,  as  with  a  needle 
  and  thread. 
  No  man  also  seweth  a  piece  of  new  cloth  on  an  old 
  garment.  --Mark  ii  21. 
  2.  To  close  or  stop  by  ssewing;  --  often  with  up  as  to  sew 
  up  a  rip. 
  3.  To  inclose  by  sewing;  --  sometimes  with  up  as  to  sew 
  money  in  a  bag. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sewing  \Sew"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  occupation  of  one  who  sews. 
  2.  That  which  is  sewed  with  the  needle. 
  {Sewing  horse}  (Harness  making),  a  clamp,  operated  by  the 
  foot,  for  holding  pieces  of  leather  while  being  sewed. 
  {Sewing  machine},  a  machine  for  sewing  or  stitching. 
  {Sewing  press},  or  {Sewing  table}  (Bookbinding),  a  fixture  or 
  table  having  a  frame  in  which  are  held  the  cords  to  which 
  the  back  edges  of  folded  sheets  are  sewed  to  form  a  book. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  joining  or  attaching  by  stitches  [syn:  {stitching}] 
  2:  an  article  made  by  sewing;  "she  put  her  sewing  back  in  the 
  basket"  [syn:  {stitchery}] 

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