American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To sew with overhand stitches.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sew in a manner similar to overcasting, but more closely, so as completely to cover the edge of the material, and with greater care.
- v. sew (two edges) with close stitches that pass over them both
“Abby, with a firm but not unkind grasp, took Shaker Jane and Mary by their little hands and said, "Morning's not the time for play; run over to Sister Martha and help her shell the peas; then there'll be your seams to oversew.”
“Seam and stuff the legs and oversew them in position.”
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