Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To sew up, as a rent, by drawing the edges of the fabric together with a fine thread, in such a manner as to restore the pattern if there is any. See finedrawing.
  • To draw out to extreme fineness, as wire: commonly in the past participle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To sew up, so nicely that the seam is not perceived; to renter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To sew up so finely that the seam is not visible; to renter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb sew together very finely

Etymologies

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fine +‎ draw

Examples

  • "But the other would show worse," said the widow; "and if you finedraw it, not one person in ten will notice it.

    Can You Forgive Her?

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