Definition of Oversew

1. Verb. Sew (two edges) with close stitches that pass over them both.

Generic synonyms: Overcast



Definition of Oversew

1. Verb. To sew together the edges of two pieces of fabric, with every stitch passing over the join ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oversew

1. to overhand [v -SEWED, -SEWN, -SEWING, -SEWS] - See also: overhand

Lexicographical Neighbors of Oversew

oversentimentality
oversentimentally
overserious
overseriously
overserve
overserved
overserves
overservice
overserviced
overservices
overservicing
overserving
overset
oversets
oversetting
oversew (current term)
oversewed
oversewing
oversewn
oversews
overshade
overshaded
overshades
overshading

Literary usage of Oversew

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Progressive Lessons in the Art and Practice of Needlework for Use in Schools by Catherine F. Johnson (1895)
"Ans. Pin the middle of the ruffle to the middle of the band; holding the sampler toward the person, oversew the ruffle to the band, sewing from left to ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, John Bagnell Bury (1897)
"... if Paul of Samosata H. ud* had preserved the purity of the orthodox faith, his reign overSew* the capital of Syria would have ended only with his life; ..."

3. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"The township of Stourbridge has, from time immemorial, had separate oversew appointed for it, and a separate poor-rate has always been made for such ..."

4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1884)
"... the hou<o wherein he dwelt, which lease was tu run 21 years from the death of his late father. Thomas Baldwin. Ho named as oversew« Richard Baldwin of ..."

5. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"It is usually possible to oversew the fossa of the gall-bladder and obliterate it at once. However well I may tie off the cystic duct and obliterate the ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Common Pleas and by Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, John Bayly Moore, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1821)
"... have purchased them, as the money was raised by mies on the parish; still, such churchwardens and oversew have a property in them, and may maintain an ..."

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