from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of sewing raw edges of material with long, overlying stitches to prevent raveling.
- n. The stitching so done.
- n. The stitch used to overcast.
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- v. Present participle of overcast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bookbinders' method of oversewing, in hemstitch style, the edges of a section of single leaves. It is done to give the section the pliability of folded double leaves.
- n. In sewing, oversewing two edges of a fabric by whipping them together.
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- n. a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
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