from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In embroidery, a stitch by which the ground is covered with straight short lines formed by repeated short stitches.
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What is known as tent-stitch (A in the sampler opposite) is a sort of half cross-stitch; its peculiarity is that it covers only one thread of the canvas at a stroke, and is therefore on a more minute scale than stitches which are two or three threads wide, as cross-stitch may, and cushion-stitch must, be.
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