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  12  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stitch  \Stitch\,  n.  [OE.  stiche,  AS  stice  a  pricking,  akin  to 
  stician  to  prick.  See  {Stick},  v.  i.] 
  1.  A  single  pass  of  a  needle  in  sewing;  the  loop  or  turn  of 
  the  thread  thus  made 
  2.  A  single  turn  of  the  thread  round  a  needle  in  knitting;  a 
  link,  or  loop,  of  yarn;  as  to  let  down  or  drop,  a 
  stitch;  to  take  up  a  stitch. 
  3.  [Cf.  OE  sticche  stecche  stucche  a  piece,  AS  stycce 
  Cf  {Stock}.]  A  space  of  work  taken  up  or  gone  over  in  a 
  single  pass  of  the  needle;  hence  by  extension,  any  space 
  passed  over  distance. 
  You  have  gone  a  good  stitch.  --Bunyan. 
  In  Syria  the  husbandmen  go  lightly  over  with  their 
  plow,  and  take  no  deep  stitch  in  making  their 
  furrows.  --Holland. 
  4.  A  local  sharp  pain;  an  acute  pain,  like  the  piercing  of  a 
  needle;  as  a  stitch  in  the  side 
  He  was  taken  with  a  cold  and  with  stitches,  which 
  was  indeed,  a  pleurisy.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
  5.  A  contortion,  or  twist.  [Obs.] 
  If  you  talk,  Or  pull  your  face  into  a  stitch  again 
  I  shall  be  angry.  --Marston. 
  6.  Any  least  part  of  a  fabric  or  dress;  as  to  wet  every 
  stitch  of  clothes.  [Colloq.] 
  7.  A  furrow.  --Chapman. 
  {Chain  stitch},  {Lock  stitch}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  {Pearl},  or  {Purl  stitch}.  See  2nd  {Purl},  2. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pearl  \Pearl\,  n. 
  A  fringe  or  border.  [Obs.]  --  v.  t.  To  fringe;  to  border. 
  [Obs.]  See  {Purl}. 
  {Pearl  stitch}.  See  {Purl  stitch},  under  {Purl}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pearl  \Pearl\,  n.  [OE.  perle,  F.  perle,  LL  perla,  perula, 
  probably  fr  (assumed)  L.  pirulo  dim.  of  L.  pirum  a  pear. 
  See  {Pear},  and  cf  {Purl}  to  mantle.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  shelly  concretion,  usually  rounded,  and 
  having  a  brilliant  luster,  with  varying  tints,  found  in 
  the  mantle,  or  between  the  mantle  and  shell,  of  certain 
  bivalve  mollusks,  especially  in  the  pearl  oysters  and 
  river  mussels,  and  sometimes  in  certain  univalves.  It  is 
  usually  due  to  a  secretion  of  shelly  substance  around  some 
  irritating  foreign  particle.  Its  substance  is  the  same  as 
  nacre,  or  mother-of-pearl.  Pearls  which  are  round,  or 
  nearly  round,  and  of  fine  luster,  are  highly  esteemed  as 
  jewels,  and  compare  in  value  with  the  precious  stones. 
  2.  Hence  figuratively,  something  resembling  a  pearl; 
  something  very  precious. 
  I  see  thee  compassed  with  thy  kingdom's  pearl. 
  And  those  pearls  of  dew  she  wears.  --Milton. 
  3.  Nacre,  or  mother-of-pearl. 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  fish  allied  to  the  turbot;  the  brill. 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  light-colored  tern. 
  6.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  the  circle  of  tubercles  which  form  the 
  bur  on  a  deer's  antler. 
  7.  A  whitish  speck  or  film  on  the  eye.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
  8.  A  capsule  of  gelatin  or  similar  substance  containing  some 
  liquid  for  medicinal  application,  as  ether. 
  9.  (Print.)  A  size  of  type  between  agate  and  diamond.  [hand] 
  This  line  is  printed  in  the  type  called  pearl. 
  {Ground  pearl}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under  {Ground}. 
  {Pearl  barley},  kernels  of  barley,  ground  so  as  to  form 
  small  round  grains. 
  {Pearl  diver},  one  who  dives  for  pearl  oysters. 
  {Pearl  edge},  an  edge  of  small  loops  on  the  side  of  some 
  kinds  of  ribbon;  also  a  narrow  kind  of  thread  edging  to 
  be  sewed  on  lace. 
  {Pearl  eye},  cataract.  [R.] 
  {Pearl  gray},  a  very  pale  and  delicate  blue-gray  color. 
  {Pearl  millet},  Egyptian  millet  ({Penicillaria  spicata}). 
  {Pearl  moss}.  See  {Carrageen}. 
  {Pearl  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  moth  of  the  genus  {Margaritia}; 
  --  so  called  on  account  of  its  pearly  color. 
  {Pearl  oyster}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  large  tropical  marine  bivalve  mollusks  of  the  genus 
  {Meleagrina},  or  {Margaritifera},  found  in  the  East  Indies 
  (especially  at  Ceylon),  in  the  Persian  Gulf,  on  the  coast 
  of  Australia,  and  on  the  Pacific  coast  of  America.  Called 
  also  {pearl  shell},  and  {pearl  mussel}. 
  {Pearl  powder}.  See  {Pearl  white},  below. 
  {Pearl  sago},  sago  in  the  form  of  small  pearly  grains. 
  {Pearl  sinter}  (Min.),  fiorite. 
  {Pearl  spar}  (Min.),  a  crystallized  variety  of  dolomite, 
  having  a  pearly  luster. 
  {Pearl  white}. 
  a  Basic  bismuth  nitrate,  or  bismuth  subchloride  --  used 
  chiefly  as  a  cosmetic. 
  b  A  variety  of  white  lead  blued  with  indigo  or  Berlin 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pearl  \Pearl\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  pearl  or  pearls;  made  of  pearls,  or  of 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pearl  \Pearl\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  set  or  adorn  with  pearls,  or  with  mother-of-pearl.  Used 
  also  figuratively. 
  2.  To  cause  to  resemble  pearls;  to  make  into  small  round 
  grains;  as  to  pearl  barley. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pearl  \Pearl\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  resemble  pearl  or  pearls. 
  2.  To  give  or  hunt  for  pearls;  as  to  go  pearling. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Brill  \Brill\,  n.  [Cf.  Corn.  brilli  mackerel,  fr  brith 
  streaked,  speckled.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  fish  allied  to  the  turbot  ({Rhombus  levis}),  much  esteemed 
  in  England  for  food;  --  called  also  {bret},  {pearl},  {prill}. 
  See  {Bret}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  resembling  or  made  of  or  adorned  with  pearls 
  or  mother-of-pearl;  "a  pearl-handled  knife" 
  n  1:  a  smooth  lustrous  round  structure  inside  the  shell  of  a  clam 
  or  oyster;  much  valued  as  a  jewel 
  2:  a  shade  of  white  the  color  of  bleached  bones  [syn:  {bone},  {ivory}, 
  3:  a  shape  that  is  small  and  round;  "he  studied  the  shapes  of 
  low-viscosity  drops";  "beads  of  sweat  on  his  forehead" 
  [syn:  {drop},  {bead}] 
  v  :  gather  pearls,  from  oysters  in  the  ocean 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Pearl,  IL  (village,  FIPS  58343) 
  Location:  39.45856  N,  90.62431  W 
  Population  (1990):  177  (118  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.9  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  62361 
  Pearl,  MS  (city,  FIPS  55760) 
  Location:  32.27183  N,  90.10518  W 
  Population  (1990):  19588  (7658  housing  units) 
  Area:  44.4  sq  km  (land),  0.6  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  39208 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.    A  language  for  {constructive 
  mathematics}  developed  by  Constable  at  {Cornell  University}  in 
  the  1980s. 
  2.    {Process  and  Experiment  Automation 
  Real-Time  Language}. 
  3.    One  of  five  pedagogical  languages 
  based  on  {Markov}  {algorithms},  used  in  "Nonpareil,  a  Machine 
  Level  Machine  Independent  Language  for  the  Study  of 
  Semantics",  B.  Higman,  ULICS  Intl  Report  No  ICSI  170,  U  London 
  (1968).  Compare  {Brilliant},  {Diamond},  {Nonpareil},  {Ruby}. 
  4.    A  multilevel  language  developed  by  Brian  Randell 
  ca  1970  and  mentioned  in  "Machine  Oriented  Higher  Level 
  Languages",  W.  van  der  Poel,  N-H  1974. 
  5.  tool,  history>  An  obsolete  term  for  {Larry 
  Wall}'s  {PERL}  programming  language,  which  never  fell  into 
  common  usage  other  than  in  typographical  errors.  The  missing 
  'a'  remains  as  an  atrophied  remnant  in  the  expansion 
  "Practical  Extraction  and  Report  Language". 
  ["Programming  Perl",  Larry  Wall  and  Randal  L.  Schwartz 
  O'Reilly  &  Associates,  Inc.  Sebastopol,  CA  ISBN 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (Heb.  gabish,  Job  28:18;  Gr  margarites,  Matt.  7:6;  13:46;  Rev. 
  21:21).  The  pearl  oyster  is  found  in  the  Persian  Gulf  and  the 
  Red  Sea.  Its  shell  is  the  "mother  of  pearl,"  which  is  of  great 
  value  for  ornamental  purposes  (1  Tim.  2:9;  Rev.  17:4).  Each 
  shell  contains  eight  or  ten  pearls  of  various  sizes. 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Process  and  Experiment  Automation  Realtime  Language 

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