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  • v. Simple past of sew up.


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  • SIR, -- I had the honour of informing you some time ago that I had written to some of my friends in America, desiring they would send me such of the spoils of the Moose, Caribou, Elk & deer as might throw light on that class of animals; but more particularly to send me the complete skeleton, skin, & horns of the Moose, in such condition as that the skin might be sewed up & stuffed on it's arrival here.


  • Next I remembered the self-wounded Greek, sewed up by Mr. Pike and lying gibbering between the steel walls of the 'midship-house.


  • Presently he said to the Gobbo, “I desire that thou sew me up my pocket;” and the tailor took a needleful of silk and sewed up his pocket which he. had torn purposely; whereupon Ibrahim gave him five dinars and returned to his lodging.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He then sewed up the opening, and enveloped the pig in large leaves to guard it from the ashes and dust of its cooking-place.

    Swiss Family Robinson

  • The murderer of a parent was sewed up in a sack (culeus or culleus) and thrown into a river.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • I put a piece of court-plaster on my chin, and Sarah very neatly sewed up the tear at the knee.

    The Diary of a Nobody

  • Then I hewed off her head and her limbs in pieces and, wrapping her in her mantilla and a rag of carpet, hurriedly sewed up the whole which I set in a chest and, locking it tight, loaded it on my he-mule and threw it into the Tigris with my own hands.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She said, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that the merchant sewed up the mule’s belly on Janshah and, withdrawing to a distance, hid himself in the skirts of the mountain.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In such a case as this of Sextus Roscius, the poor wretch would be condemned, sewed up in his bag, and thrown into the sea, a portion of the plunder would be divided among the judges, and nothing further would be said about it.

    The Life of Cicero

  • Inducing him to put on a garment, of which she had adroitly sewed up the sleeves and neck so as to hamper the use of his arms, she gives the signal to a concealed band of assassins, who rush upon him and stab him.

    Lady Byron Vindicated


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