from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. sewn together with overhand stitches (close vertical stitches that pass over and draw the two edges together.

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  • adj. sewn together with overhand stitches (close vertical stitches that pass over and draw the two edges together)


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  • His long hair was held back by a tubular weave of dull gold silk ribbons, and he wore a sheer tunic in palest russet oversewn with bands of velvet of a green so dark it was nearly black.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • The color and the fabric didn't match, but it was at least blue, carefully oversewn around the edges to hold it in place against the well-loved plush.

    The Warslayer

  • The peacock-blue gown she wore was opulently oversewn with pearls.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • In a moment the demoness brought a shimmering peacock blue silk panty oversewn with a golden net.

    The Color of Her Panties

  • The horses themselves also wore protection of stiff - ened leather oversewn with metal links.

    Merlin's Mirror

  • In patchwork of loosely-textured material each separate piece of stuff may be cut large, turned in at the edge, and oversewn on the wrong side.

    Art in Needlework A Book about Embroidery

  • According to Patrick’s report, the packet enclosing the tea bag bore only one tear, that made by the Dean, and powerful microscopy hadn’t revealed oversewn stitch holes on the tea bag.


  • The ceilings of both rooms were to be calico, and a dozen or so of seams were to be oversewn for that, the strips of matting were to be joined together and bound into squares, and after that a herculean task undertaken: the making of a huge mosquito-netted dining-room, large enough to enclose the table and chairs, so as to ensure our meals in comfort -- for the flies, like the poor, were to be with us always.

    We of the Never-Never

  • "Even the dishrags were Tyrian purple oversewn with gold!

    The First Man in Rome


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