from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To sew with overhand stitches.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
sewtogether the edges of two pieces of fabric, with every stitchpassing over the join
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb sew (two edges) with close stitches that pass over them both
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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.