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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.
"I didn't know I'd got into the ladies 'sewin'-circle.
"Me old mam made me learn th 'sewin'," Bazie continued.
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 '.
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.
There's some things I can't bear to have in my neighborhood, and your kind of sewin 'is one of' em.
He throws this off as casual as if he was tellin 'about sellin' sewin 'machines.
Roantree was settin 'sewin', I ached all ovver, and my mouth were like a lime-kiln.
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.
She tried ter make a livin 'sewin', but Mis 'Polly wouldn' let de bes 'w'ite folks hire her.