from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A clamp used by women to hold fabrics in position for stitching by hand.


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  • When you was just five years old you cried for goods and needle and I pinned the patches on the little sewing-bird that belonged to Granny Metz still and screwed the bird on the table and you sewed that nice!

    Patchwork A Story of 'The Plain People'

  • a sewing-bird, or any little trifle like notepaper or a clotheshamper, help yourself! '

    The Gold of Chickaree


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