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  • v. Present participle of hemstitch.

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  • n. a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups

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Examples

  • He had been finely striped from nape to knees with something like a coachwhip, the weals crisscrossing neatly like hemstitching.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Female academies, devoted to teaching the arts of hemstitching, needlework, and refined manners, were also founded by religious bodies, though attended by all who could find time and tuition.

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • No, there were only, as I recall, five or six girls sitting around a table in one room — they were hemstitching — and I was measuring linen. [unknown] And we were not permitted to go into the rest of the place, but I could hear and see a few other girls weaving.

    Oral History Interview with Harriette Arnow, April, 1976. Interview G-0006. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • I spent a jolly hour unsticking the Alice bandages from my leg and admiring the hemstitching.

    In The Frame

  • Peggy heaved a mighty sigh as she worked her needle in and out of the handkerchief she was hemstitching.

    Keineth

  • "All but about an inch of hemstitching done on this handkerchief."

    Tabitha at Ivy Hall

  • A specialty of machine work was their fine hemstitching.

    Final Report of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission

  • Trade Work: Ribbon run on webbing for suspenders, infants 'dresses -- eight different styles, children's aprons -- two different styles, hemstitching and embroidery for yokes, ruffling -- hem and hemstitched, faggoting.

    The Making of a Trade School

  • Buttonholes; tucking; two-needle work; hemstitching; Bonnaz

    The Making of a Trade School

  • Special Machines -- (seasonal to year round work, depending on kind and demand, wages good): Lace stitch, hemstitching, buttonhole, embroidery (hand and Bonnaz), and scalloping.

    The Making of a Trade School

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