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  • n. sea trout

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as sewen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The scurf, Salmo trutta cambricus.


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  • I've peddled books an 'sewin'-machines, an' no end of a lot of traps ginerally.

    Dialect Tales

  • "I didn't know I'd got into the ladies 'sewin'-circle.

    The Skipper and the Skipped Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul

  • "Me old mam made me learn th 'sewin'," Bazie continued.

    Take A Thief

  • She'd never done a stitch o 'sewin' nor cooked a meal o 'victuals in her life, and I ricollect her mother sayin' she didn't know which she felt sorriest for, Wick or Virginia, and she wished to goodness there was a law to keep such folks from marryin '.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

  • There's one more, but it's about as bad a piece o 'sewin' as Sarah Jane's, and that looks like it'd hardly hold together till the Fair's over.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

  • There's some things I can't bear to have in my neighborhood, and your kind of sewin 'is one of' em.

    The Woman-Haters: a yarn of Eastboro twin-lights

  • He throws this off as casual as if he was tellin 'about sellin' sewin 'machines.

    Shorty McCabe on the Job

  • Roantree was settin 'sewin', I ached all ovver, and my mouth were like a lime-kiln.

    Life's Handicap

  • We fell in on the foc'sle, leavin 'a large open space by the capstan, where our sail-maker was sittin' sewin 'broken firebars into the foot of an old' ammick.

    Traffics and Discoveries

  • She tried ter make a livin 'sewin', but Mis 'Polly wouldn' let de bes 'w'ite folks hire her.

    The Marrow of Tradition


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