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  • n. Plural form of sewing.


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  • Their output is larger for machines for the manufacture of embroideries, lace, saddlery, leather, top-boots, sewings, and upholstery.

    Final Report of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission

  • It was then that Larinè shook and tossed himself with joy, so that the sewings of the flock bed burst under him and the mead of the camp was speckled with its feathers.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • The number six have only two sewings -- all they need, they are so thin.

    Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls

  • He remembers, though would fain forget, some trifling difficulties in the matter of mending, button sewings, &c., which caused him to prove a less desirable companion than might otherwise have been expected.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII. No. 358, November 6, 1886.

  • As a further protection against splitting, two strips of _palma brava_ or of bamboo in upper Agúsan types, and in other types three strips as wide as the shield itself are set horizontally on each side, facing each other, and are held in position by sewings of rattan slips passing through perforations in the wood.

    The Manóbos of Mindanáo Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume XXIII, First Memoir

  • He did not know of the privy consultations, the sewings, stitchings, and starchings, the ironings, the brushings, the foldings and unfoldings and timely arrangements, that gave such dignity and respectability to his outer man, any more than the serene moon rising tranquilly behind a purple mountain-top troubles her calm head with treatises on astronomy; it is enough for her to shine, -- she thinks not how or why.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859

  • It is called horsetail or sewings, and is both fine and strong.

    Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving

  • And Saxon, her cheek pressed to his, knew that she was paid in full for all her midnight sewings and the torturing hours of drowsy stitching when her head nodded with the weariness of the day's toil, while she recreated for herself filched ideas from the dainty garments that had steamed under her passing iron.

    Chapter 1

  • She sat so still that not even the lawn tips of her wide hood with its invisible, minute sewings of white, quivered.

    Privy Seal His Last Venture

  • When her gaze rested upon her women they rose and, with a clatter of their feet and a rustle of garments, carrying their white sewings and their spinning-wheels stilled, went away down the gallery.

    Privy Seal His Last Venture


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