from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stitch in the side. See stitch, n.
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Given that I had been pumping up PLAY! for the past couple of weeks, I feel as if I have let my geek brethren down by tossing it aside for an hour of sweat producing, side-stitch resulting, labored breathing basketball.
Like a knife through my ribs, the side-stitch was intense and very painful.
Running: I suffered a mysterious side-stitch of epic proportions.