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  • n. Plural form of hem.

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Examples

  • The fabric was a bedsheet, so the hems were already done.

    Happy Halloween! « Pennamite

  • Drawing herself up, therefore, she folded her hands, and after two or three little "hems," began with an absent look, as if her eyes beheld a far-away time, which brightened as she gazed.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • His gaze, which was directed to the mouth and did not reach the eyes, was so disconcerting to Mr. Cromering that he cleared his throat with several nervous "hems" before commencing his examination:

    The Shrieking Pit

  • He made eyes at her, was taken with sudden coughs and "hems," smiled, smirked and went brazenly through the impudent and contemptible litany of the "masher."

    The Four Million

  • "hems," began with an absent look, as if her eyes beheld a far-away time, which brightened as she gazed.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • You do not have to stop and make two hems and then a waistband.

    Alfred Augustus Glendening 1861-1903

  • Mr. Sinclair should know that the people, the chronic joiners, the men who march in parades wearing feather duster hats, tripping over tin swords or the hems of nightshirts, will never forgive a man who derides their foolishness.

    Greg Mitchell: Dispatches From Incredible 1934 Campaign: Irving Thalberg's Final 'Attack Ad' Sparks Riots

  • Dressing Hint: This garment plays up the face and plays down the bustline and hips, partly because the fabric is more crisp, and partly because there are no trims on the hems or sleeves.

    Painting Inspired Dress # 1

  • Teenage girls could hardly wait til they were old enough to put their hair up and let their hems down.

    Painting Inspired Dress # 1

  • I can remember my mother rejecting a beautiful winter coat that fit her perfectly because she knew that her dress hems would hang a couple of inches below the hem of the coat - and that simply was not acceptable at the time, it simply wasn't done to have your dress hem hanging below your coat hem!

    The Long, Modest Gowns Painted by Peter Severin Kroyer (1851-1909)

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